Jersey Tourism: Jersey is an island and the sea is never far away. Clear water and beaches surround some 45 miles of coastline – Jersey’s greatest natural treasure – and a comprehensive network of footpaths enables the visitor to walk the majority of the islands perimeter.
The wide sandy bays in the south are perfect for water sports such as canoeing, wake boarding, water skiing, jet skiing and windsurfing, whilst the rocky bays in the north have superb sheltered diving sites and excellent fishing. The water off the south-eastern coast is relatively calm and shallow, so good for the less experienced swimmer and also for children, whilst the west coast, with waves that haven’t touched land for 3,000 miles is a haven for surfers! Dramatic cliffs in the north offer spectacular scenery and stunning vistas.
Wikipedia: The Bailiwick of Jersey (Jèrriais: Jèrri) is a British Crown dependency off the coast of Normandy, France. As well as the island of Jersey itself, the Bailiwick includes the uninhabited islands of the Minquiers, Écréhous, the Pierres de Lecq and other rocks and reefs. Together with the Bailiwick of Guernsey it forms the grouping known as the Channel Islands.
States of Jersey website Jersey is the most southerly island of the British Isles and is the largest of the Channel Islands with an area of 118.2 sq. km.
Situated only 22 km off the north-west coast of France and 140 km south of England, the Island is a Crown Dependency and although not part of the U.K. owes allegiance to the British Crown.
Bonne Nuit Bay The colourful history of Bonne Nuit bay returns stories of smuggling and profiteering throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, possibly more-so than most of the other small bays around the north coast of Jersey
St Helier The coast of St. Helier stretches from The Dicq in the east to Millbrook in the west. Discover our rich maritime heritage, a story of remarkable courage and how the future's shaping-up on this walk that brings the two sides of St. Helier together.
Fishing There is shore fishing all year round, but if you want a chance at the best fish, think of going in late Autumn and right into the depths of winter. The only real way of getting to Alderney at this time of year is via the planes that fly from Eastleigh airport (Southampton). It is a 45min flight, but made all the longer by the sense of expectancy and the craving to wet a line where the fish grow big and the tides run strong.
Golf There are three 18-hole championship courses, La Moye, Royal Jersey and Les Mielles Golf & Country Club. La Moye and Royal Jersey require proof of handicap but keen golfers who do not belong to a club are not left out, they can play at Les Mielles and three other venues - Jersey Recreation Grounds, Les Ormes Golf & Leisure Club and Wheatlands Golf Club.
Walking Whatever the season, Jersey's cliffs are a pleasure to walk along, with the mass of spring flowers, the yellow gorse and pride sunshine and blue sea in the summer, the gold of Autumn and the crisp breezes of winter. With sweeping bays in the south, by contrast the north coast has some of the most dramatic cliffs in the world and most are accessible to the public. They are recognised as sites of Special Scientific interest as well as being an important bird area by the RSPB. With 100 metre high cliffs and away from the hustle and bustle of life, you can enjoy the sound of the birds and waves crashing on the rocks.
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The Jersey Hospitality Association: Jersey is quirky with distinctive experiences in abundance. It’s different, think of Britain with a generous dash of continental Europe and an impressively mild climate to boot, and when it comes to places to visit you have an array of world class attractions and a variety of wonderful events and festivals to choose from. So whether you are planning a winter break when Jersey is at its peaceful best, or considering a longer visit in the spring or during the thriving summer period, do visit us soon.
Jersey Heritage Holidays offers guided tours for those who want to get under the skin of Jersey and to understand more fully what makes this island such a special place. The concept is to allow interested visitors to discover something of the real Jersey. These tours will not simply take in visits to well-known attractions … there will always be a surprise round the corner, something special not available to other tourists.
Preston Holidays: The Channel Islands... a holiday for every occasion. Ideal for a Jersey holiday or Guernsey holiday break through all 12 months of the year, the Channel Islands of jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark have long been the favourite haunt of the discerning holiday maker. Visiting part of the British Isles with an independent spirit all it's own, you won't need passports and there is no need to change money. Though nearer to France, you will be very much at home enjoying a holiday that can be as active or quiet as you like and as luxurious or simple as you wish.
Walking Jersey is about people getting together to share something they enjoy: un-pressured walking at any level, attractive and affordable places to stay, beautiful scenery, and maybe a little extra - from Landscape Photography or History, to Birds or two islands walks. We have all types of holidays to suit all needs and all levels of fitness. From short day hikes to a five day guided walk around the island walk. Most of our walks are unique and lead by experienced Blue Badge guides. You will see parts of the island you would never see by doing it yourself. The opportunity awaits to discover hidden bays, little coves, sandy beaches, fantastic historical monuments and just truly amazing scenery.
Channel Island Direct: Jersey – a taste of the continent with the familiarity of home! The most southerly of the Channel Islands has one of the best sunshine records in the British Isles, over 350 miles of roads and country lanes with over 20 beaches and coves to explore and spectacular scenery which takes you from sweeping bays in the south to dramatic cliffs in the north.
Jersey Travel Service Ideal for a Jersey holiday or Guernsey holiday break through all 12 months of the year, the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark have long been the favourite haunt of the discerning holiday maker. Visiting part of the British isles with an independent spirit all it's own, you won't need passports and there is no need to change money.
Though nearer to France, you will be very much at home enjoying a holiday that can be as active or quiet as you like and as luxurious or simple as you wish.
Channel Island Arrivals: Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and sits in the bay of St Malo with the French coast visible on the horizon. It is a highly cosmopolitan island and much work has been done in recent years to broaden the island's appeal. Whilst the summer months have always attracted a mix of families and young people seeking the paradise-like golden beaches, the island is truly alive during the autumn and winter months when holiday makers wishing to take advantage of a short break come in ever increasing numbers to experience fine dining, fresh air and a sophisticated ambience with a European flavour.
Freedom Holidays- Self Catering: There is plenty to do in the islands, whether it's a visit to the entertainment complex at Fort Regent in Jersey and Beau Sejour in Guernsey, Jersey's world famous zoo and pottery, or the many others attractions the islands have to offer. All in all, the Channel Islands are unique places to visit that are safe, clean and dedicated to ensuring that you enjoy your stay.
Jersey Hotels Jersey has always been a popular destination from Bournemouth and our wide selection of Hotels in Jersey with "SECURE" on-line bookings is going from strength to strength, we have negotiated some of the best deals in the industry.
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Huggler Hotels: We have two fantastic Jersey hotels, The luxury townhouse hotel, The Club Hotel & Spa and the friendly 3 Star Apollo Hotel Jersey . Both the hotels are in St Helier Jersey's Capital.
Seymour Hotels is the largest and longest established hotel group in Jersey and we are committed to providing our guests with the best value for money in the Channel Islands. Choose from our three outstanding hotels Pomme d'Or Hotel Jersey, Merton Hotel Jersey and Portelet Hotel Jersey.
Morvan Hotels are Jersey’s most diverse hotel group with something for everybody. Six quality hotels offer you a choice of indoor leisure facilities, superb award winning gardens, sea front or town centre locations, Victorian townhouse, more contemporary or traditional Jersey granite architecture, hotels or self catering apartments – the choice is truly yours. Locally owned and run by the Morvan Family, long established hoteliers, whose hotels have a proven record for friendly professional hospitality and a high level of attention to detail.
Dolan Hotels: The Somerville Hotel, Hotel Christina and the Golden Sands Hotel are amongst the finest hotels in Jersey. All are set in Stunning Locations around the south coast of Jersey with spectacular views.
The Atlantic Hotel in St Brelade, Jersey enjoys glorious sea views over St Ouen's Bay and its five miles of golden sand. One of the finest luxury hotels in Jersey, The Atlantic Hotel is set in three acres of private grounds adjoining La Moye championship golf course. The hotel has been in local family ownership ever since it opened in 1970, which accounts for its established reputation for friendly and attentive service.
Les Charrieres Hotel: The James family have no other hotels in jersey but have owned this independent hotel for over a quarter of a century, during which time it has been practically rebuilt. The most major redevelopment include the opening of Jersey's first Carvery Restaurant in 1981,which has won awards in the Jersey Good Food Festival. The hotels restaurant uses as much Jersey produce as possible & also caters well for children, vegetarians, along with its extensive a l'carte menu is a wide selection of fresh fish dishes.
The Greenhills Hotel: The Bromley family own and run The Greenhills and are very much “hands-on” with Mr Peter Bromley assisted by Joe Godinho and Carmelita Fernandes, leading a team committed to the continuation of good hostelry, always striving for excellence, ensuring quality service and facilities at a reasonable price to all discerning people who favour us with the pleasure of their company. We look forward to meeting you.