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About Jersey

St Aubin's harbour and the Bulwarks - Porthole Suites, Jersey
Sunlight catching St Aubin’s harbour and the Bulwarks – Porthole Suites, Jersey

Jersey, officially the Bailiwick of Jersey, is the largest of the Channel Islands just off the coast of Normandy, France. Scroll down for helpful links for things to do while you’re here!

Click here for our brochure (PDF), or contact us to ask for a printed one.

Jersey is a British Crown dependency; that is, it is one of the British Isles, but is not ‘Britain’ or UK or EU…

This means we have our own unique systems here which can at once confuse and delight both Islanders and visitors!

There’s a lot more about the history, language and culture of Jersey CI on Wikipedia and through the links below:

Helpful Links

About Jersey: click on the bars below to open links under that subject; all the links will open in a new tab/window.

Places to walk in Jersey

This new list will be updated on an ongoing basis – do let us know if you have a favourite walk you’d like adding!

Val de la Mare reservoir

This is a beautiful reservoir walk and includes an arboretum – click here (webpage) and here (PDF) for information. Allow 1.5-2 hours. (PS, ‘Mare’ is pronounced ‘Mar’!)

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.

Visit Jersey Bailiwick Islands

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!) brochure