Where is Jersey?

Discover an island shaped by the sea.


Despite its compact size - just 9 miles by 5 miles (14 kms by 8 kms) - Jersey possesses a rich and varied landscape which sends visitors into sensory overload.  With its unspoiled landscape and unique blend of British and French influences, Jersey really is a place where you can get away from it all.

45 square miles

Jersey has an area of 45 square miles (116 square kms), and a permanent population of over 100,000, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that the island would be somewhat dominated by buildings. However, as you approach the island by air and you'll see lush valleys, well-kept fields and an unspoilt coastline, just waiting to be explored. 

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Twelve parishes

Jersey is divided into twelve administrative districts or parishes. All have access to the sea and are named after the saints to whom their ancient parish churches are dedicated - Grouville, St. Brelade, St. Clement, St. Helier, St. John, St. Lawrence, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Ouen, St. Peter, St. Saviour and Trinity.

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450 miles of roadway

In Jersey you'll find over 450 miles (720 kms) of roadway (a mix of fast routes and quiet rural lanes) which create endless opportunities to discover the unexpected and impressive. There's also a 45-mile (72 km) network of narrow country roads known as 'Green Lanes', with a speed limit of 15 mph (24 kph) where priority is given to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Cycling in Jersey

Views of the Atlantic Ocean

It's the sea that dominates the landscape in Jersey, with stunning views of the surrounding Atlantic Ocean to be had from virtually every point on the island. The coastline itself is just as compelling, with majestic cliffs, exposed bays, sandy beaches and rocky coves all easily accessible by road or on foot.

Walking in Jersey

A tidal range of over 40 feet

The power of the sea is keenly felt by the islanders. In fact, due to its unique position in the Bay of St Malo, Jersey grows and shrinks twice a day as the tide ebbs and flows in excess of 40 feet (12 m) - one of the highest tidal ranges in the world.

Discover the coastline

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