Why Jersey for your next summer break?
5 reasons why Jersey should be on your visit list
There’s something special about islands. With the sea sparkling on all sides, country lanes and cliff paths to explore and a wealth of excellent restaurants to enjoy, the nine by five mile island of Jersey feels like a natural escape. Fly from the UK and you can be here in just under an hour - in time to watch the sun setting over the sea with a beer in your hand. Here are five more reasons why an island break to Jersey should be on your wish list this year.
Jersey’s fresh produce, straight from land and sea, deserves to be enjoyed in the fresh island air. Whether your lunch spot is a beach picnic on the sea wall at St. Ouen’s or a restaurant terrace just a few steps from the sand, don’t miss the chance to taste Jersey’s local food and seafood as it should be eaten - with a view of the sea.
With more than 30 different swimming spots, on an island with as many beaches as Jersey, it’s easy to get into the water, whether you’re sea swimming around the coast or just paddling in the shallows. Local sea swimmer Sally Minty-Gravett is passionate about sea swimming - find out why Jersey’s seawater is such a special environment for her.
THE BEACH WITHIN REACH
On the island of Jersey, the water’s edge is never more than 10 minutes away, which means you can escape to the calm of the coast whenever you like. Make like a local and check the tide times and wind forecast so you can choose a sheltered spot in the sun, from the secluded bays to the north to the long stretches of sand to the west and east.
Wild dolphins can be a regular sight around Jersey’s coast, and one of the best ways to see them is to join a Jersey Seafaris RIB trip to Jersey’s archipelago of reefs and rocky islets. You’ll have a good chance of wild dolphins joining the boat to race alongside it, breaching and leaping in its wake. An unforgettable experience, don’t miss the chance to see these magical creatures for yourself.
TRY SOMETHING NEW
Want to give something new a try? Whether you’re brushing up on old surfing skills or trying stand-up paddling, Jersey’s shallow water and safe beaches make a great backdrop for a range of watersports. So see Jersey’s coast from a new perspective - a kayak, paddleboard or jumping in with coasteering along the cliffs, and find inspiration here….