Jersey is close, convenient to get to, and brimming with clean beaches and crisp, coastal walks, making it a wonderful destination for a quick weekend getaway. At just five miles long and nine miles wide, it’s perfect for walkers and hikers - particularly those with a predilection for rugged, rollercoaster trails dotted with hidden bays and inlets.
Things to do
The island’s outdoorsy activities can largely be separated into two camps: in water and on land. Jersey is situated in the English channel just north of France, and is constantly buffeted by the waves and winds of the Atlantic Ocean - which is great news for surfers. Adventurous seafarers can also enjoy the warm(ish) channel waters by kayak, jet ski or wakeboard. St Ouens is the go-to beach for watersports, while beach bums can lounge on the ombre sands of Grève de Lecq.
Back on land, there are plenty of hiking paths and trails to explore. As well as heritage buildings and historic monuments, such as the Mont Orgueil Castle, the Jersey Wall Tunnels and the Neolithic Passage Grave at La Hougue Bie, which is said to be one of the ten oldest buildings in the world.