Jersey

About Us

Hi I’m Lisa. Welcome to Islandeering I’m an islandeer, author and marine conservationist and passionate about sharing what I have learnt from my travels around the islands of the British Isles to help you find an adventure. I started the project 12 years ago after I had one of those light bulb moments and realised the pure magic that islands held for me. After meeting so many people on their island travels who shared my passion and told me that I must share my experiences so that others could do the same I set up Islandeering.com, where we are passionate about promoting responsible travel to our great British islands.
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High Point: Les Platons, 136 m
Population: 108,000
Size: 11950 ha
Wild Factor: 4 out of 10

Overview: Jersey, just off the French coast, is the largest of the Channel Islands. It is an unusual multinational society with three languages – English, French and the local dialect, Jèrriais -and is a place of constant cultural and natural contrast. Its coast, much of it protected within the Jersey National Park, varies from steep cliffs and coves to vast stretches of golden sands. The island has a huge tidal range and at low tides there are plenty of special islets, rockpools and places of interest to discover. The history of Britain’s relations with the rest of Europe is evident everywhere, from the forts built to resist the French who wanted their island back (Jersey was part of Normandy until the whole of England became Norman after 1066), to the gun batteries and fortifications built under German occupation during World War II. At the same time it is at the cutting edge of the financial world and an offshore tax haven with the old potato warehouses now glass-fronted international banks. It has a cosmopolitan feel mixed with a very local vibe. The island is famous for its traditional produce the Jersey royal potato, the Jersey cow’s creamy gold-top milk and the freshest of seafood with local oysters and lobster aplenty. Liberation from the Nazis is a big thing here with the route along the seafront called La Route de la Liberation towards Liberty Wharf and Liberation Square in St Hellier where you can catch the Liberty Bus from the Liberation Bus Station. The built legacy of the Occupation now form many of the tourist attractions, with other historic gems stretching back to Neolithic times.

Type of island: inhabited

Location: Bailiwick of Jersey, Channel Islands

How to get to Jersey Condor Ferries from Portsmouth and Guernsey and the Manche Ille Express from Normandy Granville and Barneville-Carteret, France. Direct flights arrive from many European destinations.

Getting around Jersey walking on Jersey is one of the best ways to see its many attractions and beautiful coastline. The island is criss-crossed with a fine network of paths, including the spectacular 75km circular Jersey Coast Path.

Cycling on Jersey is a great way to explore the miles of quiet green lanes of the island which have a maximum speed of 15mph.  There is a downloadable cycle network guide with journeys through farm, field and coast that lead you to some of the best views in Jersey. There is also an excellent circular cycling route around Jersey – see Islandeering route tab above.

You can get almost anywhere with Jersey’s Liberty Bus which links the island’s main locations and attractions with the central bus station at Liberation Station in St. Helier.

Best time to go to Jersey the best months for good weather in Jersey are June, July, August, September and October with the warmest months being July, August and September. The coldest months are January and February and the rainiest are January, October, November and December. The best months for swimming are August and September

Dog friendly Jersey is a dog friendly destination. No doggy passport required and plenty of dog-friendly accommodation

Food and drink on Jersey Jersey is famous for its food, with an abundance of local produce, from the legendary rich creamy milk to succulent seafood. There are beach cafés, upmarket restaurants, farm stalls and homegrown garden stalls – all offering plenty of local character and flavour.

See our favourites in The best food and drink on Jersey

Accommodation on Jersey Jersey’s accommodation ranges from safari tents in the Durrell Wildlife Camp, historic towers and treehouses to a full range of 5-star hotels

Contacts:  Visit Jersey Tourist Information Centre https://www.jersey.com ; tel. +44 (0) 1534 859000; email info@jersey.com

Best things to do in Jersey: 

  • Find the perfect beach – here
  • Walk the Jersey Coast Path – here
  • Cycle the Jersey coastal circular – see Islandeering route above
  • Visit Minquiers and visit Ecrehous
  • Discover Occupation history – here
  • Bioluminescence walks – here
  • Explore Jersey caves – here

Click for more on the Activity Tab above.

 Nearby islands: whilst you are there, why not explore:

Alderney – more information here

Sark – more information here

Herm – more information here

Guernsey – more information here

Best outdoor activities in Jersey

Jersey's best walking, cycling, coasteering, kakaying and wild swimming

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Jersey's hidden gems

Discover 10 of Jersey's hidden gems

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Best food and drink on Jersey

Find Jersey's best food and drink

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Best beaches in Jersey

Find Jersey's best family-friendly beaches, hidden coves, low-tide islets and sea caves

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Walk Jersey's Coastal Path

Jersey coast path route and more

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Cycle in Jersey

Quiet lanes, coastal routes and hidden places to cycle in Jersey

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Walks from Rozel Harbour, Jersey

Two fantastic coastal walks from Rozel Bay

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Discover Jersey's Occupation history

Discover Jersey's Occupation story

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Visit Minquiers

Swim, paddle board and explore this stunning archipelago

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Visit Ecrehous

Boat trip to Ecrehous to swim and paddle board this fabulous archipelago

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Walk to La Corbiere and lighthouse

Take a tidal walk or watch fantastic sunsets

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Walks to Icho and Seymour Towers

Walk the incredible low tide walk to two islets and stay overnight for the full experience

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Walk to L'Islet

Fabulous St Helier walk to explore one of Jersey's fortified islands and Elizabeth Castle

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Bioluminescence walks

An extraordinary walk in Jersey

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Visit Mount Orgueil

Discover Jersey's 'horrible histories'

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Camping at Jersey Zoo

Visit and stay at the Durrell Wildlife Park (Jersey Zoo)

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Picnic or BBQ your own Jersey seafood

Pick up some seafood for a beach picnic

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Walk Fern Valley

Enchanting inland walk in Jersey

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Seafood BBQ in a WW2 bunker

Top seafood and seaviews

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Visit La Hougue Bie

Visit one of the oldest buildings in the world 

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Jersey

About Us

Hi I’m Lisa. Welcome to Islandeering I’m an islandeer, author and marine conservationist and passionate about sharing what I have learnt from my travels around the islands of the British Isles to help you find an adventure. I started the project 12 years ago after I had one of those light bulb moments and realised the pure magic that islands held for me. After meeting so many people on their island travels who shared my passion and told me that I must share my experiences so that others could do the same I set up Islandeering.com, where we are passionate about promoting responsible travel to our great British islands.
Learn More

Join our Islandeering community

We have a lot of fun here, as we continuously find new islands and meet plenty of great folks along the way. Join our community to get new routes and adventures, latest blogs and news by using the email box below. Tune in also to our Facebook and Instagram pages to see where we are going next.
Distance: 75.3 km
Difficulty: Hard
Method: Road cycling
Wow Factor: 7 out of 10

Key Facts

  • Location: Channel Islands
  • Size: 11,950 hectares
  • Terrain: Quiet lanes and main coast roads; some steeper sections
  • Access: Ferry from UK via Guernsey
  • Height gain: 1,083 metres
  • Map: States of Jersey Official Leisure Map
  • Starting point: Elizabeth Quay ferry terminal
  • Accommodation/food:

    Plenty available around the route or in St Helliers

  • Island Summary:

    Jersey has 72 km of coastline, with many roads and lanes that pass very close to most of it, making this an idyllic circular coastal cycling route. From the wilderness of the Jersey National Park on the west coast, the wild cliffs of the north coast and the lunar landscapes uncovered by low tide in the largest rocky inter tidal area in Europe to Jersey’s surfeit of historic sites – this cycling route offers a feast of natural beauty and culture with plenty of excellent pitstops on the way.

  • Look out for:
    • Sumptuous seafood at The Crab Shack, Ouasine Bay
    • Cream tea with fresh Jersey cream
    • Exploring the Green Lanes where cyclists have priority
    • Picking up your supper from the ‘Hedge Veg’ boxes en-route
    • Circumnavigating the tidal island to explore Elizabeth’s castle, St Heliers
  • Route description:

    The cycle route around Jersey’s coast starts in St Heliers and heads in an anticlockwise direction east on the main coast road to La Rocque with its tiny harbour and picturesque beach. The route leaves the main road at Mont Orgueil Castle on the east coast to explore the rocky coves of St Catherines Bay before arriving at the breakwater and its café at the northern end of the Bay. Heading inland slightly on the north-east tip the lane descend sharply into the quaint harbour village at Rozel Bay, with plenty of eateries to enjoy.

    The route along the north coast affords fantastic views of the cliffs, with good descents into Bonne Nuit Bay (with its great café), and La Greve du Lecq. Turning south, the west coast route skirts the vast, sandy expanse of St Ouen’s Bay to the lighthouse at St Corbiere, from where St Helier is reached on a mix or minor and main roads via the vast and popular St Aubin’s Bay.

  • Getting there:

    Condor Ferries from Portsmouth and Guernsey and the Manche Ille Express from Normandy Granville and Barneville-Carteret, France. Direct flights arrive from many European destinations.

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