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Top 5 ways to spend your shore time.

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Jersey is the perfect day trip - somewhere a little way apart, a little bit different, ever so slightly exotic. A place where you can experience the unique character of land, coast, beach and sea, a place where you can relax and just be yourself. Small in square miles but big in places to go and things to see, just nine miles by five miles it’s a perfect size to explore with a few hours to spare. Here are our top 5 experiences not to miss…

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1. SHOP LIKE A LOCAL IN ST HELIER’S BUSTLING MARKETS.

Get a flavour for Jersey’s foodie history at The Central and Beresford Street Markets. Our markets are an integral part of Jersey’s heritage, they are lively, full of colours and smells and home to a wide range of local produce, crafts, goods and services. A great place to bag some fresh Jersey Royals and other local produce to enjoy once you are back home. See the freshest fish and seafood on display at the Beresford Street Fish Market, ask the vivier to shuck the oysters for you, there and then – a fun and inexpensive way to try this local delicacy.

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2. WATCH THE WORLD GO BY IN BERGERAC’S FAVOURITE PUB.

Take an easy 45-minute walk, bus (9, 12, 12a, 14, 15) or cycle from St. Helier to St. Aubin. Head to the enchanting fishing village of St. Aubin where you’ll see a fascinating tangle of historic houses and steep streets leading to bracing sea views. The main action is clustered along the promenade - The Bulwarks - where a lazy stroll will take you past restaurants with shaded alfresco courtyards and decks and bars with harbour views where you can enjoy a plate of local seafood washed down with a glass of crisp white wine or a pint of the island’s Liberation Ale at The Old Court House – a traditional Jersey Pub and Bergerac’s favourite old haunt..

3. EXPLORE THE PAST IN HISTORIC CASTLES.

Explore Jersey’s past at Elizabeth Castle, climb the battlements dating back to the 1590’s and experience history come alive with live demonstrations and gunfire! An epic sight off the coast of St. Helier, the castle is easily walkable on foot at low tide or by the castle ferry at high tide. For something even more ancient, explore the 12th century Mont Orgueil Castle built to protect the island from French invasion. Walk through the network of staircases and secret rooms to discover hidden treasures and breathtaking views. Climb down the ramparts to the bustling fishing village of Gorey and discover restaurants and cafés to while away your shore time.

4. DISCOVER OUR OCCUPATION STORY BROUGHT TO LIFE.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by German forces in WW2. The five-year occupation came to an end on 9 May 1945, our Liberation Day, an event still celebrated in Jersey with a public holiday. Prepare for an immersive experience at the Jersey War Tunnels and feel transported to 1940’s Jersey. If time permits, travel in true wartime fashion on a vintage bus with captivating commentary from Jersey Bus Tours, or hop on the regular number 8 and 28 bus, departing from Liberation Station.

5. TASTE LOCAL FLAVOURS. IN FOODIE HEAVEN.

If you fancy a scoop with a view, jump on the number 12, 12a, 22 and X22 bus from Liberation Station in St. Helier and head to La Corbière Lighthouse. It’s not just the architecture of this striking white lighthouse that draws the eye, it’s also the location - towering over Jersey’s south-western corner, flanked by rocks and reached by a causeway. Capture the famous view for yourself and feast on a Jersey Dairy ice cream. For a dose of vitamin sea, try a sumptuous seafood platter sat on the terrace of the Quayside Restaurant in St. Helier or enjoy a legendary crab sandwich at The Hungry Man in Rozel Bay, a pretty harbour in the north east corner of the island.

GETTING AROUND

BUS TICKET

Whilst visiting the island, you may want to use the Hop on Hop Off ticket. This pass allows unlimited travel for day with the ability to 'Hop On' and 'Hop Off' at any stop, on any route. These passes can be purchased from the Customer Service desk at Liberation Station or on the bus.
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BIKE HIRE

Explore under your own steam, Jersey is laced with quiet cycle-friendly routes that take you through farm, field and coast and lead you to some of the best views in Jersey. Hire a bike and be free to explore this unique, unspoilt landscape.
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