Things to do in Jersey
Even though the island is just 45 square miles in size, there is a wealth of things to do in Jersey. Whether you can’t wait to don your walking boots and explore the coves and beaches or simply dine on fabulous seafood dishes washed down with a glass or two of wine, there is something for everyone who visits here.
Activities in Jersey
The sandy coastline and varied landscape lends itself to a wide range of watersports and land based activities. For adrenalin seekers there are thrilling adventures, including kite surfing and wakeboarding among many others. But if you prefer to kick back and do something a little less energetic, there are also boat trips available that let you see the surrounding scenery at a more relaxed pace. If you really want to indulge, you can charter a private yacht and explore in true style. Land lovers can try their hand at tennis, horse riding, Segway and clay pigeon shooting.
Jersey is steeped in a prolific history that can be uncovered at any of the museums, galleries or castles that pepper the island. The Jersey War Tunnels are one of the most fascinating attractions on the island, where you can discover the dark past that was ruled by the German forces. The tunnels were dug into the hillside by European slaves and cover 1km in length. They have since been turned into a haunting gallery that depicts the terrible history.
St Brelade’s Bay Beach is arguably the most idyllic of Jersey’s beaches. In the summer it enjoys long sunny days and although it is a popular tourist destination, there is a wonderful atmosphere here.
Durrell Wildlife Park houses some of the planet’s most threatened and rarest animals, which are both beautiful and incredible. Get up close to magnificent species, including the orange tailed skink, ploughshare tortoise and pink pigeon.
St Helier is the vibrant capital of Jersey. This ambient town is filled with top class restaurants, beautiful scenery and interesting landmarks. Some of the best places to visit are Jersey Zoo, Mont Orgueil Castle and Elizabeth Castle.
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