Culture vultures will discover history at every turn, walkers will be captivated by the Island’s stunning natural beauty, and families can relax without a care on pristine beaches. It’s also the ideal place to clear your head, indulge in some exhilarating outdoor sports, or simply live the life!
We’re an island of opposites, a small island with a big personality. Action-packed short breaks and long, lazy summer holidays. Sophisticated seaside hotels and great-value guest houses. A dash of continental Europe, a splash of Britain. Cosmopolitan city life, leafy country lanes, traditional beach cafés and trendy restaurants. Fabulous seafood and fields full of Jersey cows…
It's easy to get to – and can be as easy on the wallet as you want, especially since you’ll be paying in pounds, not euros.
That’s the thing about Jersey, there’s much more to the island than you may think. See for yourself, experience things island-style
The cultural landscape of Jersey – its Norman style farmhouses, the narrow winding lanes and small fields, the French street names – reflect a fascinating and complex history that has entwined the island in the fate of two great nations: Britain and France for over one thousand years.
Even Jersey’s prehistoric period produced a rich legacy of artefacts. Remnants of a great French forest that existed over 10,000 years ago, when the island was part of the continent can still be seen today at St Ouen when there is a low tide. Flints and crude stone tools were left by hunters in La Cotte a la Chevre (Goat’s cave) now perched 60 feet (18 m) above the sea level on the north coast of St Ouen and La Cotte de St Brelade is one of the most important Palaeolithic sites in Europe. La Hougue Bie is another very impressive prehistoric burial chamber some 30 feet (9 m) long, four feet (1.2 m) high and roofed with flat, rectangular capstones. Made of earth, limpet shells and rubble, it houses a Neolithic passage grave built about 3000 BC.
Climate and Weather
Jersey’s more southerly location and its protected position in the Bay of St Malo result in an attractive, temperate climate offering more warmth and sunshine than can be found in the rest of the British Isles.
|Saturday 1st May - Monday 3rd May - Jersey Boat Show
The Jersey Boat Show gets the boating season off to a great start. The 3-day show takes place right in the maritim heart of St Helier. Featuring power and sail, side by side, it also offers the best of Jersey - history, food, drink and entertainment.
|Saturday 11th - Saturday 18th September - Autumn Walking Week
Experience the wonderful autumnal colours of Jersey and join in a full free programme of unique countryside, coastal and history walks with some of the Island's most experienced guides. Highlight of the week includes the 'Around Island Walk'.
|Friday 1st October – Friday 12th November - ‘Tennerfest’
Delight in Jersey's sumptuous cuisine and attractive surroundings as you dine in style from just £10. For lunch or dinner, depending on the establishment, over 110 restaurants in Jersey will be taking part in this popular annual event. Restaurants will also be offering menus for £12.50 & £15.00 and now £17.50.
|Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th October - International Choir Festival
Visiting choirs from Europe and beyond participate in numerous concerts and competitions, culminating in the Open Final.
|Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th October - Autumn, Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Show
The Royal Jersey Horticultural Society invites you to experience the shades of autumn with floral displays of all kinds and fruit and vegetables arranged in the most creative of ways. There will also be a poultry and small animal display and the Island Autumn Cattle Show as well as afternoon tea with home made cakes.
|Friday 26th November – Monday 20th December - La Fête dé Noué
The Island is ‘lit up’ with a full programme of activities arranged to complement the lead up to the festive period. Meander through the streets of St. Helier, under a canopy of brilliant white lights and experience late night shopping and street entertainment. Partake in guided walks covering the Islands history and natural environment or perhaps, join the Ghost of Christmas Past on late night ghoulish walks around the Island's historic castles, dark country lanes and old graveyards! Enjoy traditional markets, street theatre, Christmas parades and much more...