Jersey

Area

Our beautiful little island offers forty five square miles of unspoilt, decidedly European countryside. Whether you are looking to explore the idyllic countryside and woodland, sand dunes, cliff paths or stunning little bays tucked away from the world, Jersey really does have something for everyone!

St Helier, the Island’s largest town offers visitors pretty town squares, high street shops and an array of fantastic restaurants and night life. The town has a real European buzz after dark, fabulous little bistros and wine bars bustling with people, al fresco restaurants and very often a live band or two!

The delightful Victorian Central market with its grand glass roof and beautiful central fountain offers a diverse range of shops and stalls from antiques to delicatessens and fresh flowers, it is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by. Nip over to the Fish market in Beresford Street, where you will find the freshest catch of the day from the waters around our Island laid out for you to admire and look forward to feasting on!

Out of town there are various art and crafts markets held together with local produce markets like St Aubin on various days during the season.

There are twelve Parishes in Jersey, each one offering something decidedly different. You shall just have to wait until you arrive to tuck into some of the Islands cultural delights – remember, the best things come in little packages!

A Bite to Eat

From Michelin star award winning restaurants to simple beach cafes Jersey caters to the whole spectrum of visitors. Whether you wish to sample delights from around the world or Jersey’s home grown array of beautiful vegetables or local fish delicacies such as mussels/scollops/crab/lobster Jersey excels at being able to satisfy the most eclectic palate.

Jersey For the Adventurer

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jersey-horse-ridingSurrounded by stunning turquoise ocean, Jersey excels at being able to offer a multitude of water based sports ranging from surfing to scuba diving the intrepid adventurer can satisfy their desire for an adrenalin filled holiday. Find activities such as Surfing & Body boarding, Jet skiing , Kite surfing, Windsurfing, Wakeboarding, Water skiing, Sea kayaking, Scuba diving, Sailing & Cruising, Speedboats, Deep sea fishing, Coasteering and Rock Jumping on your doorstep! For something a little less adventurous, there is always a variety of popular activities to try out. Tennis, Golf, Bowls, Swimming, Horse riding, Walking or hiking all can be accommodated within our beautiful island.

History

Jersey has a wealth of history for you to explore from the Neolithic tomb at La Hougue Bie to the remnants of the Second World War. Jersey offers a stunning array of Castles for you to explore, the beautiful Mont Orgeuil Castle at Gorey sits imposingly on the headland above the marina, to Elizabeth Castle that proudly protects the entrance to St Helier Harbours.

If you are looking to delve into the delights of the Island’s colourful history we can assure you that you will not be disappointed, Jersey proudly celebrates its past in the Museums and Heritage Sites across the Island.

Arts and Culture

Jersey has a thriving arts based community. Visit the beautiful farm of Hamptonne in St Lawrence and discover a delightful collection of restored granite farm buildings where it really does feel as though time is stood still. Meet the Farm animals or simply relax and take in the feeling of days gone by.

The magnificently restored Edwardian Jersey Opera House offers guests a wide range of productions from local and internationally acclaimed theatre productions. The Island also enjoys a series of local Fetes and Festivals during the year, providing fantastic entertainment for all the family.

The Eric Young Orchid Foundation offers one of the finest collections of orchids anywhere in the world – always worth a visit. Or for a superb day out, why not visit Durrell Wildlife (previously Jersey Zoo) where you will discover a varied collection of animals from around the world many of which are today considered endangered species.

The team at Beuvelande are happy to take time to provide detailed information on the many items mentioned on our website however, should you require a little more detailed information about any of the above, please visit The Jersey Tourism website at www.jersey.com