If you’re seeking the perfect escape and a slower pace there’s no need to venture outside of the UK. With just a short flight or ferry ride, you can be exploring the rugged coastlines, natural beauty and unique appeal of Jersey. At a tiny 9 miles by 5, it is easy to tick off in a weekend, but if you want to see more than just the bare bones we suggest stretching your holiday here to a week. With long stretches of beaches, coves, cliffs, quaint cafe's, succulent seafood and seaside charm, it’s a must-go for a one-way ticket to relaxation with British charisma.
Firstly, we’d recommend hiring a car. Virtually impossible to get lost, you can weave your way through country lanes (picking up Jersey royal potatoes by the road-side) and fit your itinerary in on your terms.
Where to eat and drink
Image via El Tico
Situated alongside St. Ouen's beach, El Tico is always buzzing with excited islanders waiting for huge portions of delicious food. Eat up then walk it off along the boardwalk with a view of the lighthouse.
The Central Market
Based in the bustling capital town, St. Helier, head here at lunch for produce picked from local farms, fishers and butchers with cafes and vendors making light meals.
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The Crab Shack
Overlooking St. Brelade’s bay is this rustic beach restaurant that serves up the freshest crab and fish dishes. Try the platter for a delightful mix of everything.
A contemporary brasserie built inside a former Victorian Gentlemen’s club. First class food fuses with clink-worthy cocktails to create a premium dining experience.
The Blind Pig
Round off your evening with a night-cap in this 1920’s prohibition themed speak-easy. Situated to the back of Chambers Bar, go through the unassuming door and step back in time with decadent décor and theatrical drinks.
What to do
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Walk along a cliff side
Running along the circumference of the island, you’ll spot untouched bays and inlets as you dip and weave over trickling streams, climbing steps and marvelling at the striking coast. Decide your best route here.
Jersey War Tunnels
As the only place in the UK that was occupied in World War II, Jersey War Tunnels are a fascinating insight into this history.
If you’ve got time to spare, head to one of the neighbouring islands. Jersey Seafaris offer organised day trips and boat rides, from exploring dramatic coastlines on an island with no cars to spotting dolphins and seals. We suggest booking a day to Sark or The Ecrehous.
Image via Sark official website
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Gerald Durrell founded this zoo in 1959 with an aim to save as many animals from extinction as possible. As an active conservation project, you’ll only find animals whose species are in need of preserving here.
Mont Orgueil Castle
Discover a slice of the island’s rich heritage with a trip to this medieval fortress. Exploring the twisting towers and secret rooms, you’ll see views of France in the distance while feeling like you’re the Lady of your own castle.
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Watch a phenomenal sunset
Head out west for an evening barbecue along the sea wall while watching surfers float on waves as the sun sinks over the shore in one of the most beautiful dusk moments you’ve ever witnessed.
What to wear
This rural beach scene is calling for nautical separates, nature inspired dresses and light layers.
1. Eloise Knit Jumper 2. Flora Denim Floral Embroidered Jeans 3. Take It Easy Belted Top 4. Freya Brushed Culottes 5. Tabitha Tiles Dress