Walks around Jersey
Just nine miles by five with a range of varied terrain, it’s easy to explore Jersey on foot. From coastlines carpeted with gorse and wildflowers, to peaceful wooded valleys, quiet tree-lined lanes, reservoir walks and rugged beach trails, a walking holiday in Jersey opens up the island for you to discover. From north to south, east to west, Jersey’s landscape changes dramatically in just a few miles. And from cliff paths with views across to France or woodlands that open out to secluded seaside coves, Jersey’s landscapes are all within walking distance. Planning a walking holiday in Jersey? Here are our self-guided routes.
Steep cliffs, clad in gorse and bracken, overlook perfect hidden bays and inlets, while an uninterrupted coast path climbs and dips, roller-coaster like, its entire length. Little wonder it’s where you’ll find some of the finest walking in Jersey.
Green fields and hills roll down to the coast, meeting the sea at a mix of rugged cliffs, secluded bays, big beaches and a vast, otherworldly inter-tidal expanse that shifts daily between land and water. Walkers can do everything from dipping their toes into this strange, watery ‘moonscape’ to following the sinuous coast path across lofty headlands.
Surfing beaches, sandy bays and the 'Tracks of Steam'. You’re never far from the sea on our beautiful little island. And the best way to get up close and personal to our sandy southern coastal scenery is on foot, enjoy sheltered south-coast bays and coastal heathlands.
For wild, surfy sand you can’t beat the four-mile expanse of St Ouen’s Bay, the most striking feature of Jersey’s western edge. Walk along the sea wall and watch surfers ride big Atlantic waves or venture into the beach’s tumbling dunes rich in wildlife, and located within Jersey's Coastal National Park.Discover Jersey walks in the west