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Val de la Mare reservoir
Queen’s valley reservoir
There are several walking routes (click here) around Queen’s Valley Reservoir, the full circuit is 1.9miles (3.1km). The reservoir has a natural wealth of flora and fauna and is home to many species of birds and wildlife. Click here for the Queen’s Valley reservoir webpage.
Things to do in Jersey by area
St Ouen’s Bay
We always point our guests to the beautiful St Ouen’s Bay (the ‘Five Mile’; whether it’s high, mid or low tide there, it’s both a lovely place to walk or to surf, windsurf or kite surf; swimming here is really best kept for the summer but locals and our guests love the beach all year round!
As a visitor, you can’t go St Ouen’s Bay without stopping for refreshment at one of the many stops along there – southern end to northern end: La Pulente pub, by this time next year a cafe at La Pulente, Le Braye Cafe, El Tico’s, The Watersplash, The Lineup, Big Vern’s, Jersey Pearl and L’Etacq Fisheries. All areas have plenty of parking.
Make sure you go there to view the most spectacular sunsets, available most days!
If you don’t fancy the beach, you can cross the road to:
- Visit the Wildlife Centre, just opposite Big Vern’s: there’s a massive bird hide and lots of information
- Go for a walk on the sand dunes which run parallel to much of the bay: lovely views and great for the thighs!
Here’s the map of a good walk taking in the dune area and dolmens too:http://www.nationaltrust.je/place/les-mielles-circular-walk/
Find out more about basing your stay at Porthole Suites in St Aubin’s harbour village here: we offer luxurious self-catering short and long stays.
More coming soon – do contact Porthole Suites Jersey if you need any more information!
Things to do in Jersey
Jersey Tourism – official site – much on beaches, eating out, music, shopping and more!
Bicycle hire – St Aubin (very close to Porthole Suites)
Les Écréhous & Les Minquiers
The bailiwick consists of the island of Jersey, Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers and other reefs. The Minquiers (Les Minquiers) are situated 9 miles south of Jersey, and are administratively part of the Parish of Grouville. The Écréhous (Les Écréhous) are situated 6 miles north-east of Jersey (8 miles from France), and are administratively part of the Parish of St. Martin. More…
These islands have no permanent inhabitants, but you can visit them:
Jersey Sea Safaris (Charter)
Sea Kayak Adventures (like it says!)
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