Enjoy flexible walking and sightseeing options on this self-guided, single-centre walking break. Located just a few miles from France, Jersey offers a unique fusion of cultures, as well as varied scenery, excellent local produce and a remarkable history – including a fascinating legacy of German occupation from World War II.
Jersey may be a British isle, but France is so close you can almost touch it – you’ll feel its proximity in the warmth of the sun, in the Gallic street names, and in the appealing blend of English and French culture. It’s also present in the landscape, in the imposing forts and defensive towers which guard the sheltered bays, and in the former coastal defences scattered across the rocky headlands.
For such a small island – Jersey measures only nine miles by five – it is incredibly varied, making for diverse and rewarding walking. In the north, the sea meets the island head on, buffeting up against the dramatic high cliffs where seabirds nest. The central plateau is the agricultural heart of the island, while the south coast is defined by its magnificent golden bays. From your southern base, a high-quality hotel with panoramic views over St Aubin’s Bay, you enjoy easy access to the rest of the island via Jersey’s excellent bus network, which you can use free of charge with our unlimited pass.
As well as leisurely walking, Jersey has a rich and far-reaching history to uncover, with the highly praised War Tunnels museum – which tells the story of Jersey’s World War II years – being particularly worth a visit. Be sure, too, to savour some of the famous produce on offer: the freshly caught seafood is mouthwatering, while the island’s creamy milk and Jersey Royal potatoes need no introduction.