Jersey Tourist Information

Jersey Travel Guide

Jersey just 9 miles by 5 miles in an area of 45 square miles has green valleys, open fields and a spectacular coastline. Jersey is a fabulous small island location if you want to travel around on horse back, foot or bicycle. You can leisurely take in its beautiful landscape that is both green and lush farmland and is also totally surrounded by beautiful beaches and majestic cliffs with stunning views across the Atlantic Ocean. Jersey is popular with families as it’s a safe and friendly sunny holiday destination full of sandy beaches and bays.

Jersey Tourist Attractions

Jersey is made up of 12 districts or parishes all named after saints with St Helier being the capital and named after the saint that lived there in the sixth century. The town has a thriving retail centre and a market that dates back to the 1880’s where you can buy local produce such as fish, flowers and fudge made from the milk produced by the island’s famous cows. St Helier is home to the Jersey parliament and has one of the oldest assemblies in the world in the Royal Square.

The island of Jersey was invaded by the Germans during WWII and the legacy of their invasion can be seen today in the largest fortifications still standing in the parish of St Brelade. Apart from pretty villages such as St Aubin, St Brelade is also the home to stunning beaches and a parish church built from local granite. Sir Walter Raleigh was governor of the island from 1600 to 1603 and whilst there he enjoyed St Martin with its Mont Orgueil Castle and its pretty harbour with its little coves.

Grouville is a favourite parish for its outstanding natural beauty; it is the home of the Queen’s Valley Resevoir a fabulous bay, oyster beds and of the lovely village of Gorey with its seafood restaurants popular all the year round and for tourists who visit its annual summer Fete.