Best time to visit Jersey

The island slopes gently southward; it's a giant suntrap on sunny days.
While temperatures in Jersey are mild year-round – with warm summers and cool winters – it is still a very exposed island sitting in the north Atlantic, so be prepared for storms, fog, winds and unpredictable weather. It’s still said to have more sunshine per year than the rest of the British Isles, though, so if travelling from Apr-Oct, there should be chance to take advantage of the gorgeous sandy beaches. While winters are mild, they are damp, making the cold rather unpleasant. But if you don’t mind the chill, you’ll have the place to yourself – this is the best time to visit Jersey for coastal foraging, stormy photography scenes and wild country walks without another soul in sight.

Jersey Weather Chart

 
MIN °C
MAX °C
RAIN (mm)
JAN
4
8
102
FEB
4
8
77
MAR
5
10
76
APR
6
12
55
MAY
9
16
56
JUN
12
18
48
JUL
14
20
42
AUG
14
20
52
SEP
13
19
75
OCT
11
16
91
NOV
7
12
115
DEC
5
9
112

Our top Jersey Holiday

Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands

Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands

Walking holiday on Jersey in the Channel Islands

From £699 to £1049 8 days ex flights
Tailor made:
This trip can be tailor made to depart anytime between March and October
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When to visit Jersey & when not to

Although many of Jersey's major heritage attractions shut up shop over the winter months there's still plenty to get excited about with deserted beaches and coastal trails perfect for wild walks and scenic cycling. As you'd expect, the school summer holiday months of July and August are the busiest and most expensive however, over recent years the tourism industry has waned somewhat which makes Jersey a lesser-visited alternative for summer sun-seekers. We'd recommend travellers who are visiting Jersey without children to visit either side of the school holidays (all of them) just to ensure peace and quiet without the patter of tiny flip-flops. Jersey is an amazingly rugged, yet cosmopolitan, island with untold outdoor activities to enjoy all year round. Although it is rather exposed to the elements, especially during the winter, this just adds to the fun with cosy pubs and seafood restaurants providing shelter on blustery days and breaks in the cloud as welcome as fishing boats returning with the catch of the day.

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Our activity pick: Spring and autumn walking weeks

Each May and September, expert guides lead walkers on over 40 walks around the island – along cliffs, around villages, and through woodland, including areas which are usually closed to the public. Organised by Jersey Tourism, walks are free of charge, and range in length and difficulty, the most challenging being the five-day ‘Around the Island’ hike.

Festivals & events in Jersey

St Catherine’s farm & craft markets

From April to October, St Catherine’s hosts Sunday markets selling ‘Genuine Jersey’ goods. These items, guaranteed to be from the island, include farm produce and crafts. There are also mini tours of local attractions, and sand sculpting.

The Battle of Flowers

The Battle of Flowers is a huge carnival. Musicians, dancers and floral floats parade through the streets, in a tradition that was founded to mark King Edward VII’s 1902 coronation. The intricately designed floats take months to build and are covered with fresh and dried flora. The “Battle” happens when flowers are ripped from the floats and flung at onlookers – who hurl them back.

Jersey Folk Festival

Like many things in Jersey, the Folk Festival punches well above its weight; previous acts have included Van Morrison, Ray Davies and Badly Drawn Boy, as well as local bands singing in Jersey’s own Jèrriais language. The festival takes place in June or July in St Helier’s People’s Park.
Written by Vicki Brown
Photo credits: [Page banner: Gail Johnson] [Intro: FerrF] [Derek Hairon quote: © Visit Jersey] [The Battle of Flowers: Ellywa] [Jersey Folk Festival: Man vyi]
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