Walk around the island in a weekend

Conquer Jersey from coast to coast with this four-day walking itinerary.

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Just nine miles by five and edged with country lanes and scenic coastal paths, Jersey’s cliff-edged heights and wide sandy bays are best seen on foot. If you’re feeling energetic, you can walk around the whole island with our four-day, 48.5 mile coastal walking itinerary, or just pick your favourite sections to explore in more detail - there’s always a beach café or country pub within easy reach.

WHERE TO STAY

Make your base in Jersey’s capital St. Helier at a central hotel or self-catering apartments and use the island bus routes to get to and from every walk. Explore the island’s coastline by day and then spend your evenings recharging, with all of St Helier’s restaurants, bars and real ale pubs to discover. Find inspiration here.

TAKE ME THERE

DAY ONE

Begin at St. Helier and walk along the bayside promenade to St. Aubin, where cafés and restaurants line the harbourside. Carry on past the harbour, climbing the steep hill at the end towards the headland at Noirmont and Portelet, down towards Ouaisne and across the bay to St. Brelade, stopping for lunch at a beachside restaurant. Then finish your walk with the coastal path from St. Brelade’s Church and past Beauport and Corbière lighthouse to the start of St. Ouen’s Bay at La Pulente.

DAY TWO

Starting at La Pulente, your walk takes you across the miles of sand of St. Ouen’s Bay to L’Etacq where a steep climb opens out to wartime batteries and bunkers left behind from the German Occupation.  Continue past the ruins of Grosnez Castle and onto Plemont, stopping for lunch at the beach café. Follow the final section of this walk for picturesque cliff paths and a downhill finish to the pretty beach at Grève de Lecq.

DAY THREE

Starting from Grève de Lecq, navigate by country lanes and cliff paths towards Devil’s Hole, a natural blowhole carved out of the rock. Continuing, the cliff path snakes along the coast towards Sorel Point, along some of the highest cliffs in the island, past Wolf’s Caves and down to Bonne Nuit bay café for lunch. Take the lower cliff path for the best sea views along this pretty stretch to Bouley Bay for a well-deserved cup of tea from ‘Mad Mary’s’ beachside kiosk.

DAY FOUR

It’s the longest day of walking, so after starting at Bouley Bay, set yourself up with a breakfast roll at Rozel’s Hungry Man café.  Then walk inland for a section through to St Catherine’s Tower and then back to the coast to Archirondel, Ann Port and past Mont Orgueil Castle. Stop for lunch at Gorey harbour before walking along the sea wall, past Martello towers and the low tide ‘lunar landscape’ of La Rocque, St. Clement’s Bay and then back along the beach into St. Helier.

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