The south is dominated by golden sweeps of sandy beaches such as St Aubin’s and St Brelade’s, while some of the world’s best surfing and wake-boarding can be found on St Ouen’s Bay on the west coast.
In complete contrast, the north of the island is one dramatic cliff and headlands that shelter hidden coves and tiny fishing harbours such as Rozel and Bonne Nuit Bay. This is also one of the best places to observe bird life and, like the rest of the island, the area is interspersed with former German fortifications.aMaizin! Adventure Park –Voted No.20 in the Sunday Times supplement “Britain’s Top 50 Best Breaks”. This award winning family attraction has so much to offer, from Water Warriors, Go-karts, Towering Toboggan, Wet and Wild Tractor Rides and many more activities for everyone. The children will love the aMaizin! Barnyard which offers the chance to see a real Jersey Cow and calves, with daily interactive activities.Constructed entirely of corn the aMaizin! Maze opens early July with an annual theme to draw you into puzzles and clues to find as you make your way around the giant laybrinthJersey War Tunnels – This is one of Jersey´s most popular attractions. Over a kilometre of chambers and corridors are buried deep underground. They vividly narrate the experiences of both residents and occupiers in an interactive and sensitive way, making it a real must for anyone who visits to the islandHamptonne Country Life Museum – recreates rural life within a number of painstakingly restored buildings, living history interpretations and demonstrations of traditional rural crafts. Learn all about the agrarian lifestyles with the museum’s well-kept exhibitsJersey Museum – This museum ofers all kinds of interactive, hands-on fun and learning that will appeal to both adults and children. At Jersey Museum you will step into a museum holding 250,000 years worth of the island’s and its people’s history – everything from prehistoric artifacts to modern artJersey Zoo – An absolute must for all animal lovers is Jersey Zoo in Trinity. Renowned worldwide for its endeavours in animal preservation, its main purpose is breeding, conserving and showcasing endangered species from across the worldElizabeth Castle – Construction of Elizabeth Castle commenced in 1594, on account of Jersey`s existing stronghold unable to resist canon attacks. Building continued in the early 17th century under the supervision of the then governor, Sir Walter Raleigh. The castle soon became the Governor`s official residence. Since then, it has regularly seen military action: it was bombarded by Parliamentarian forces during the English civil war; held captured French prisoners during the Seven Years War; repelled a French invasion, led by Baron Phillipe de Rullecourt, during the 18th century Battle of Jersey; and was modernised and used by the Germans when the Channel Islands were occupied during the second world war.Mont Orgueil Castle – Overlooking Gorey harbour, Mont Orgueil Castle (aka Gorey Castle, the Old Castle and Le Vier Chate) was constructed following the division of the Duchy of Normandy in 1204. The Castle remained the first line of defence against French invasion until the construction of Elizabeth castle in 1594. Thereafter, it was converted into a prison, often holding political agitators such as William Prynne from the English mainland, and then for use as barracks. It was occupied by German forces during the second world war, and now appears on the Jersey £50 note.Eric Young Orchid Foundation – allows visitors to marvel at one of the finest collections of hybrid orchids in the world. Enjoy a fine selection from the world’s total of 20 000 species of orchid – the vibrancy of colors and unique shapes are guaranteed to make for beautiful photographsJersey Lavender Farm – At Jersey Lavender Farm you can learn about the island’s long tradition of perfumery. This is a
family-run business that welcomes thousands of visitors every year – join them to learn about lavender cultivation and stock up on artisan cosmetics, edibles and items for the home.The Botanical Gardens at Samares Manor – Samarès Manor (Jèrriais: Mangni d’Sanmathès) is a manor house with medieval origins in the Vingtaine de Samarès, in the parish of St. Clement in Jersey, and is the traditional home of the Seigneur de Samarès. The name Samarès is an old French word meaning salt-marsh, and much of the low-lying surrounding areas are or were coastal marshes. The manor house is a H-plan building with a number of Tudor arched windows on the ground floor. The round colombier is believed to be the oldest in Jersey and may date to as early as the 12th century.The National Maritime Museum – is located in the heart of St Helier, and focuses on the marine history of Jersey island Expect to find interactive exhibits via which visitors get the chance to use their senses and immerse themselves into the songs and stories of the ocean16 New Street, Georgian House – To walk through the front door of 16 New Street is to step back in time and experience life in Regency Jersey. With evocative sounds and smells, you will be transported to a time of elegance when gentlemen smoked clay pipes, ladies drank priceless tea and the threat of French invasion was always a hot topic of conversation. Meet the resident cook who is always keen to impart her recipes and tempt you with a taste.
Les Mielles Golf & Country Club – If you fancy playing a game of golf, head to Les Mielles Golf & Country Club located in St Ouen’s Bay. Take advantage of the amenities and enjoy a great meal at the on-site restaurant, or make use of some of the other attractions in the so called “Fun Zone” (like Segway Rally and Mini Golf)Horse Racing at Les Landes – A day at the races is great fun for all the family, and at Les Landes racecourse you can be guaranteed of a fabulous day out to remember. Set in the picturesque coastal area of Grosnez in the north-west corner of the island you can enjoy the most beautiful uninterrupted views over the historic ruins of Grosnez Castle and the neighboring islands of Guernsey, Sark and Herm. The racecourse hosts nine race meetings during the summer. There is a modern viewing bank at Les Landes with on-course bookies and the on-course club run Tote. You will find a public bar, various food outlets and plenty of room if you wish to bring a picnic.The Little Train – Le Petit Train – Jersey’s only land train! Hop onboard for a unique way to see part of our beautiful island! Our train follows a scenic route on the promenade across St Aubin Bay with a full historical commentary.
The journey time between St Helier and St Aubin is 35 minutes. You can board the train at Liberation Square in St Helier, St Aubin Harbour or West Park. Tickets can be purchased on the day from the train driver or our ticket staff.
Please visit our website for more information at Le Petit Train St Brelade’s Bay – In the busy St Brelade’s Bay you can find the beautiful, golden sands of St Brelade’s Beach, Jersey’s busiest bay and a parish church. Here you can enjoy long days sunbathing, do water sports (lots of water activities go on here daily) or simply go on scenic strolls along the baySt Brelade’s Parish Church – Towards the western part of St Brelade’s Bay stands St Brelade’s Parish Church. This small, old church is within walking distance from the beach and bay area, and is highly recommended for postcard-ready photographs (it is setting against a backdrop of lush greenery by the edge of the water)Hiking – For the more active, there are multitudes of walks and footpaths to suit even the seasoned hiker. It is possible to walk from the far northwest to the far northeast of the island on a delightful 16 mile course, taking in some of the most fabulous scenery. There is also an extensive network of green lanes, which give priority to pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.