Plan a staycation in Jersey
Who needs Tenerife or Majorca when we’ve got Jersey? The largest of the Channel Islands and one of British crown dependencies, Jersey has all the sun, sand and sea you need.
For the feel of going abroad with the comfort of being close to home, a Jersey ‘staycation’ is perfect for couples, friends, families and solo travellers looking for relaxation, gorgeous sandy beaches and plenty of outdoor activities.
How to get there
Jersey is just a short flight away from most major cities in the UK, including London, Manchester and Edinburgh. Just one hour from London and you’re there—making even a weekend getaway possible. You can also take the ferry from several cities in southern England, including Portsmouth and the quaint town of Poole, a tourist destination in itself.
Stay in a beachside B&B
Like any seaside destination, Jersey has its fair share of luxury and boutique hotels. However, to truly relish in the relaxed aura of island life, consider staying in a bed and breakfast. St Aubin’s Bay and Bouley Bay, amongst others, offer spectacular seaside views. Or, if you want to lap up more of the great outdoors, consider camping. Most campsites, many of which include cabins, yurts and camping pods, are open mid-May to September.
Hike through Durrell Wildlife Camp
Speaking of the great outdoors, whether or not you choose to camp there or not, you simply must visit the gorgeous Durrell Wildlife Park. Hike through the trails and you’ll see gorillas, reptiles, birds and monkeys in this majestic conservation sanctuary. Home to over 130 endangered species, this park is certain to be one of the most memorable parts of your holiday.
Grab your swimming costume and dip your toes in the sea
An island holiday isn’t complete without a trip to the seaside and there are plenty of beaches to choose from in Jersey. Gorey, a village located on the east coast of the island, is home to a beautiful sandy beach with watersport facilities, restaurants and a castle nearby. Other shores to take note of are the popular La Haule Beach, the quaint harbour of Bonne Nuit and the white sand and reefs of Green Island Beach.
Hire a bike and cycle around the island
Panoramic views of the sea, invigorating exercise, and the wind in your hair—what better way is there to see the island than by bicycle? You can hire a bike and plan a route yourself, or consider joining an organised cycle tour. Mountain bike from coast to coast and through the countryside to see what this gorgeous piece of land has to offer.
Is Jersey on your must-visit destination list?
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