Jersey travel tips

Paul Day from our expert supplier Let’s Go Walking with some advice on walking in Jersey:

Walking Jersey

“Jersey offers a great variety of terrain with classic sea cliff top walking to long sandy beaches, and interesting coastal towns. The beach at St Brelade’s Bay is one of my personal favorites. Locally grown flowers, eggs and soft fruit are often sold by local farms and smallholders along the path. The views over to France and the other Channel Islands can be stunning. The elevations are not great and the path is generally well defined. It is possible to walk around Jersey in a long weekend but the island deserves a longer visit if possible. I recommend people go sooner rather than later as the island is changing fast.”

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Historic highlights

“Jersey is a gem of historic highlights in a small area, with its great castles at St Helier and Gorey. The German occupation during WWII has left many coastal fortifications and the infamous underground hospital. The island also has a very strong French influence in its architecture and culture (many road names are in French eg Rue du Boulivot).”

Getting there

“Tourism is a vital industry in Jersey and its sustainability is taken very seriously by the local population. The Channel Islands have a good ferry link to UK run by a company that employs mostly local people. We always encourage people to us this vital greener travel method.”

Health & safety

HEALTH

There is a good hospital in St Helier, although in specialist/serious cases it is likely you will need to travel to the UK for treatment. Make sure your travel insurance covers this. Jersey is not part of Great Britain, so it is not covered by the NHS, although emergency treatment is often free of charge. Doctors will charge patients for visits – this is often around £40, depending on the doctor’s surgery. Take note of local emergency numbers – Jersey uses 999 and 112.

SAFETY

Jersey is a very safe destination with exceptionally low crime rates. Speed limits of 15mph on the 48 mile road network known as the Green Lanes make it ideal for cyclists. The main concern is the tide. The island has one of the highest tides in the world, with unpredictable swells. Safety varies from beach to beach – check how safe your beach is for swimming, and never leave little ones unattended. Beaches are only guarded during the summer season, and some not at all. All beaches pose a threat at high tide as the water rises quickly and sections of some bays can be cut off – so be sure to check the tide times before you visit. On the other hand, Jersey has some of the cleanest beaches in Europe, and the quality is checked on a weekly basis during the summer months. Certain attractions, such as the Corbière Lighthouse, can be reached on foot via causeways during low tide. However, there have been serious accidents when the tide has come in or the sea is rough – so check with guides or local information points before crossing.
Written by Vicki Brown
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