THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DISCOVERING A MORE SUSTAINABLE JERSEY
Perfectly positioned between England and France, sits the Channel Islands’ largest island, Jersey. As a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom. it is a fine blend of English and French Cultures. It’s so easy to experience stunning sustainable Jersey, from the UK with Jet2holidays.
Jersey is known for its pristine beaches, cliffside scenic walks, glorious valleys, medieval castles and neolithic tombs as well as it’s War tunnel complex, which was once a hospital and now reveals Jersey’s occupation by the Germans during World War II .
Take a RIB boat ride to the network of 6 mile long archipelago or mooch around the museums and galleries, the best of Jersey is waiting to be discovered.
This guide details the highlights of a more sustainable Jersey over 3 nights or a long weekend break, including where to stay, with. a splash of culture, adventure and the best activities to do with a sustainable focus on Jersey. Thrown in are insider top tips and recommendations to help you craft your ideal sustainable-focussed break to Jersey.
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- How To Get To Jersey
- Jet2Holidays Flights & Sustainability
- How Many Days To Spend In Jersey?
- When Is The Best Time To Visit Jersey?
- Is It Expensive To Visit Jersey?
- Do I Need A Passport To Visit Jersey
- What Is The Best Way To Get Around Jersey?
- Where To Stay In Jersey
- Sustainable Jersey: The Best Things To Do
- Spend Some Time At The Beach
- What Is The Largest Beach In Jersey?
- Beaches you Should visit in Jersey
- Discover The History Of Jersey During German Occupation at The Jersey War Tunnels
- Take A Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting Experience at La Mare Wine Estate
- Check Out The Story of Jersey At Jersey Museum, Art Gallery & Victorian House
- Take A Relaxing Yoga Class At Mount Orgeuil Castle with Studio Kalimutki
- Mont Orgeuil Castle
- Zip Through The Miles Of Surrounding Reef With Ecrehous RIB Tours
- Take A Duck Boat To Elizabeth Castle
- Enjoy Long Coastal Walks Around Jersey
- Walk Around St. Helier
- Support Local Boutique Shops & Small Businesses
- Where To Eat & Drink In Jersey
- Initiatives To Promote A Sustainable Jersey
- Interesting Facts About Jersey: Know Before You Go
- Is Jersey Worth Visiting
- Book A Package Holiday To Jersey With Jet2Holidays
- The Best Of Sustainable Jersey With Jet2Holidays: Round-Up
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How To Get To Jersey
The most convenient way to travel to Jersey is by booking flights to Jersey with Jet2holidays. Currently, it’s possible to fly direct with Jet2holidays from a number of UK airports. Opting for Jersey holidays from Leeds Bradford Airport is a great option with flights departing 3 days a week including Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. This gives greater flexibility and choice with regards to the duration of the trip ranging from 3, 5 and 7 nights. The average flight time is just 1 hour 15 minutes (and inmost cases a lot quicker) and as with all Jet2Holidays packages, 22kg of checked baggage is included as well as an allowance of 10Kg hand luggage as standard. So you can pack at your hearts content and remember to leave room for all the goodies you’ll be wanting to purchase!
Flying on Jet2holidays fleet of Boeing 737-800 and new Airbus A321 fleet of air craft, means benefits including a speedy check-in process both online and at the airport as well as fantastic customer service from Jet2Holidays staff on the ground as well as cabin crew. The crew are professional and courteous at all times with the planes featuring a cool red mood lighting, flexible drinks holders, text and app flight updates, a range of hot food meals and light snacks such as cheese melts as well as selections for Tapas tasting, The flight isn’t very long so a cold snack may well satisfy your hunger in the short time space.
It is possible to get to Jersey by Ferry but it does of course take a little longer than flying. Condor Ferries, is the only company that has 2 routes to Jersey per day currently from England. Portsmouth to Jersey takes around 4 hours and Portsmouth port to Jersey via the Commodore Clipper can take 10 hours and 20 minutes depending on routes.
Jet2holidays Flights & Sustainability
Flying is inevitably one if the largest carbon footprints that man contributes to the planet however Jet2holidays’ commitment to a new ‘Jet2 Net Zero’ strategy means the company are putting sustainability at the forefront of its ethos and considering it’s impacts at all stages of the journey. This includes on the ground, in the air as well as in resorts and hotels. The company aims to reach their net zero carbon emissions target by 2050.
Jersey as a destination and its sustainable efforts teamed with that of Jet2holidays make a great conscious choice for those concerned with lowering their carbon footprint.
Some impressive sustainability pledges from Jet2holidays:
- Increased Efficiency – Since 2010 Jet2dolidays saved 1.8 million tonnes of CO2
- Improved Emissions – Jet2Holidays are ranked 11th most environmentally efficient airline in the world by atmosfair
- Reduction in Plastic – The company have removed millions of single-use plastics from their aircrafts
- Going Electric – Almost half of Jet2holidays ground service equipment is powered by electricity.
When it comes to hotels, Jet2holidays are working on a scheme to put a new labelling system in place so customers can opt for a hotel which is more sustainable in terms of management of waste, and environmental burden.
How Many Days To Spend In Jersey?
Although you could quite easily stay in Jersey for a week, taking in the sights and points of interest at a slow pace, 3 nights is a perfect length of time to explore the island. The island itself is pretty small and also very easy to drive around so it’s ideal for a few days and perfect for a weekend break from the UK. Jersey is only 9 miles wide and 5 miles long in actually fact so it’s pretty easy to see much of it in a few days.
When Is The Best Time To Visit Jersey?
To get the best of Jersey climate and see it at it’s most vibrant, visiting between May and October is perfect. July and August bring the warm summer months and are great if you enjoy spending time on the beach. The island is ideally located being pretty close to the UK, making it very easy for impromptu getaways.
May, June, September and early October are a great shoulder season time to visit Jersey with slightly less crowds yet still nice temperatures. Infact, Jet2holidays fly to Jersey all year round so it’s possible to experience an Island break as spontaneously as you wish!
Is It Expensive To Visit Jersey?
Spending a few days in Jersey is much like a weekend visit in the UK to London or even the Western Mediterranean in particular. Of course where you eat and plus the activities you wish to do can fluctuate your budget. But there are options to suit everyone and by no means is Jersey an expensive destination.
Do I Need A Passport To Visit Jersey?
Flying from the UK, you do not need a passport for Jersey. You may want to carry it for ID purposes but there are no actual passport checks. We certainly didn’t need ours flying from and into Leeds Bradford airport. It is necessary to have some form of Identification as Jersey is part of the common travel area, a valid UK driving licence or British Passport is mandatory to serve as ID options.
What Is The Best Way To Get Around Jersey?
- Car The most flexible way to discover Jersey is by hiring a car and driving. It’s good to note, that in Jersey, you’d drive on the left. The speed limit on the island is 40mph/64km per hour. The island may only be 5 miles long and 9 miles wide but there’s 350 miles of roads which wind between the beautiful fields and farms along the coastline. There are an array of car parks in St Helier and generally payment is via downloading a car parks app. Find a car of your choice to hire in Jersey.
- Taxi On a night out or if you need to reach somewhere by car but don’t drive, consider hiring a taxi. We used Domino Cabs who were punctual, reliable, the drivers were very friendly and accommodating and they got us to our destinations safely ensuring we had our seatbelts on at all times.
- Tour Coach Company We used Jersey Bay Tours for transportation to certain spots like the RIB Boat excursion to St Catherine’s Breakwater, La Mare Vineyard and The war Tunnels, as well as some restaurants. The small tour coaches are comfortable with knowledgable and friendly drivers. You also get a great commentary of the island and its history plus lots of local insider tip from the drivers. It certainly takes the stress out of driving and locating places yourself.
For more sustainable transport options in Jersey…
- Buses Jersey has a great network of public buses (operated by Liberty Bus) and are ideal if you don’t fancy driving on your holiday. You’ll find links to timetables in the Visit Jersey website.
- Walking The most sustainable mode of transport is to walk and as Jersey is pretty small, it’s perfect to explore on foot, get lost off the beaten track. There are also many walking routes on the island too.
- Bicycles If you prefer something a little more active, then Jersey island is packed full of great cycle routes which can be dowloaded from Visit Jersey.
Be-lavie Tip: To drive in Jersey, you’ll need to bring an insurance certificate and a valid driving license. No photocopies of documents will be accepted, so originals are a must.
Where To Stay In Jersey
The most popular place in Jersey to stay is St. Helier. The capital of the island but also a small city, with a location perfect to use as a base to explore the rest of the island.
The Club Hotel and Spa is a beautiful boutique hotel with a second to non location in the heart of St. Helier.
The Club hotel & Spa & Jet2holidays is one of the hotels which comes as a package option on Jet2holidays website, and can easily be booked including a 22kg luggage allowance plus 10kg hand luggage from Leeds Bradford Airport for 3 nights or more.
This boutique luxury hotel features 38 deluxe double rooms and 8 suites with Juliette balconies, decorated in a modern style with crisp white Frette linen and feather beds. All room have complimentary WIFI, 24 hour room service as well as in-room private bars.
Other In-room amenities include fluffy white bath robes, miniature Elemis toiletries and all the usual modern facilities one would expect from a 5 star boutique hotel.
This stylish boutique hotel also boasts the 1 Michelin Starred Bohemia Bar & restaurant on the ground floor, led by chef Callum Graham.
The Club Hotel & Spa also has a number of dining options including complimentary continental and cooked to order breakfast in rooms rates. Afternoon tea-lovers can indulge in a beautiful teatime treat as well as dining options at The Club Bar, where guests can enjoy bistro-style food and bar snacks accompanied by cocktails, champagne and other drinks. The terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy drinks and afternoon tea whilst the Roof Terrace grows herbs and mint
If you weren’t impressed already, there’s a world-first, in the form of the Gin Honesty Bar where guests can choose and mix their own G&T’s at the bar and sip on them in the library-like setting after hours.
A big bonus is that the hotel offers free parking as well as the luxuriously decadent Club Spa with Raul Mud Chamber an indoor salt water pool and thermal suite. The perfect way to relax after miles of walking or exploring the island.
The Club Hotel & Spa ticks a few sustainable boxes for the environmentally-conscious traveller with regards to food management, where a hot breakfast is made to order, as well as having the option of requesting room maid service. This way towels and linens do not need to be changed and washed daily to save on water consumption.
Location: Green Street St Helier, JE2 4UH, I Tel: +44 1534 876500 I Locate on Google Maps
Website: The Club Hotel & Spa
The Jersey Heritage Pass
A great way to save money and bundle a few of the heritage points of interest together is to purchase ‘The Heritage Pass. The pass is flexible and gives you the freedom to choose from 6 historic landmarks, each of which can be visited at a convenient time over seven days.
The landmarks include:
- Unlimited entries to 4 sites for the price of 3.
- Entry/Admission – Mont Orgueil Castle
- Entry/Admission – Hamptonne Country Life Museum
- Entry/Admission – Jersey Museum & Art Gallery
- Entry/Admission – La Hougue Bie Museum
- Entry/Admission – Maritime Museum
You can craft your own itinerary by choosing whichever landmarks you have an interest in
For £40.55 (Adults) £26.90 (Children) £36.60 (Seniors) you will get to visit 4 out of 6 landmarks for the price of 3
Sustainable Jersey: The Best Things To Do
The island of Jersey has a plethora of culture and food centred activities to do best combined with balmy beach days and nature – it’s the perfect balance of relaxation and discovery. There are many adventures and heritage-focussed experiences as well as outdoor activities and a fantastic food and drink scene.
Spend Some Time At The Beach
Jersey has over 43 miles of coastline consisting of winding country lanes, green roads leading to the most stunning beach locations. The island boasts around 24 awe-inspiring beaches from golden sandy stretches of beach to private sheltered coves and even rock pools.
What Is The Largest Beach In Jersey?
Just incase you’re curious, St Ouen’s Bay spans the whole go the west coast of the island and is the perfect place to walk barefoot on miles of soft golden sand.
Locate on Google Maps: St Ouen’s Beach
Beaches you Should visit in Jersey
St Brelade’s Bay
This bay has a picturesque south facing setting with golden sand sloping gently down to turquoise hued waters. There are some great restaurants and cafes in the area, with the beach being family friendly and with a great range of watersports and activities on offer, including kayak hire, pedal boats, rock pools as well as a banana boat which can be booked around the bay.
Be-lavie Tip: Make reservations at The Oyster Box for dinner following your beach day. The food is exceptionally good and the restaurant has wonderful views of St. Brelade’s Bay.
Locate on. Google Maps: St Brelade’s Bay
St Ouen’s Bay
Hailed as being the longest beach in Jersey and running the whole stretch of the west of the island, locals refer to it as ‘The Five Mile Road’, for the three miles of ‘road’ which consists of golden sand. The beach is said to be one of the best spots to surf as it catches waves from the Atlantic and rarely gets over crowded due to its length.
Be-lavie Tip: If you’re feeling peckish, make sure you book lunch at El Tico, a beach side cantina with a casual vibe in an art-deco inspired building. They do a range of seafood as well as few vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Locate on Google `Maps: St Ouen’s Bay
Located in a small fishing port on the north east coast of the island, the low tide exposes a pretty soft white sand beach. Parking in this small bay is very limited but it’s a pretty spot with a few great eateries and a lovely north coastal walk to follow.
Be-lavie Tip: Why not pop into The Hungry Man, located facing the harbour and serving great sandwiches burgers, slabs of homemade cakes and a variety of hot and cold beverages? Guilt-free eating as you can walk your lunch off in the area admiring the fishing boats and spotting the bright seafront homes.
Locate on Google Maps: Rozel Beach
Havre Des Pas
Situated on the outskirts of St Helier, a 10 minute walk from The Club Hotel & Spa is the small but popular Havre des Pas beach. The beach itself is overlooked by a few period buildings along the coast but also has it’s own original Victorian Bathing pool and Lido. It feels very retro and a little bit like stepping back into a summer holiday in the bygone era.
Be-lavie Tip: For a retro photograph, don’t forget the striped swimsuits and strut your stuff down the long Lido pier entrance.
Locate on Google Maps: Havre de Pas
Other Beaches To Discover In Jersey
Be-lavie Tip: If you love beaches, be sure to add the following to your itinerary, Portlet Beach, Beauport Beach, Bouley Bay, Plemont Beach, Green Island Beach, Grouville Beach, Greve de Lecq Beach, Bonne Nuit Beach and Hart des Pas Beach
Discover The History Of Jersey During German Occupation at The Jersey War Tunnels
One of the most poignant and moving places to visit in Jersey, has to be the 1000 metre network of tunnels dug over 50 metres, deep under the ground by more than 5,000 slave labourers from European nations back in 1811. During World War II, the crown left Jersey with no defences, thus leaving the island to be occupied by German forces. The tunnels tell the harrowing story of 5 years of gruesome occupation with profound stories of the cruelty of the Nazi regime.
The tunnels now contain a big collection of thought-provoking and educational stories that chart the stories of Jersey’s occupation from resistance, profound starvation and right through to liberation. In 1943 the tunnels were converted into a hospital.
The tunnels are pretty unique and contain a number of different exhibitions, real life stories, interactive galleries, memorabilia as well as Escape Rooms. They’re a must for those with an interest in the deep heritage of Jersey.
Be-lavie Tip: The Jersey War Tunnels can get a little cold so a jacket or jumper is advised. Watch out for the feature on identity cards where you can locate the civilian behind the card you are handed at entry..
Location: La Charriers Malorey, JE3 1FU | Tel. +44 (0) 1534 860808 I Locate on Google Maps
Website: Jersey War Tunnels
Opening hours: Mar-Oct Mon-Sun10:00-17:00
Admission: £17:00 Adults / Children 5-15 £11:00. Under 5’s free. Concessions available
Take A Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting Experience at La Mare Wine Estate
La Mare Wine Estate is the only vineyard in Jersey and has their very own cafe, The estate offers onsite distillery tours, wine tasting as well as dining options.
The tour is fully guided and no previous knowledge is required. You just have to like wine! The tour takes visitors through the scenes behind the winery and distillery alongside educational insights into the processes used. Guests can try glasses of red, white and rose wines and also the Winery;s speciality, Jersey cream liqueur.
There is also the opportunity to see the production kitchen, try the fudge made on the estate as well as sample the chocolate and La Mare’s famous Jersey Black Butter (Christmas in a jar)
Upgrade your tasting experience with an extra £4 which includes the premium tasting experiences, covering a spirit and mixer at the end of the tour. Take in the whole estate including the farmhouse, gardens and beautiful surroundings.
Be-lavie Tip: Prior to your experience, book in for lunch at the restaurant and try some of teh delicious wine on offer to get a pre-taste. The restaurant serves fresh, locally sourced light meals and delicious salads.
Don’t forget to head to the shop at the end of the tour to stock up on your favourite wines, the estate makes 120 products and 30,000 bottles of wine a year.
**A MUST: Do not leave without trying the best-seller Rosé.
A sustainable-focussed vineyard in Jersey
La Mare is a Gold Tourism Gold Standard awarded for its sustainable tourism in Jersey through adhering to 20 specific actions.
The flushing water in the bathrooms on the estate is rain water collected from the roof of the building forming part of La Mare Estates green management practice.
The estate reduces the use of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides in maintaining the vineyards and orchards, card, and glass are recyclable amongst the efforts undertaken at the estate.
These are not only the sustainable initiatives this vineyard in Jersey partakes in. La Mare also uses Jersey Dairy cream and milk for their chocolates and cream liqueurs – keeping things local and fresh is a priority for the estate.
Location: La Rue de la Hogue Mauger, Jersey. JE3 3BA I Tel. +44 (0) 1534 481178 I Locate on Google Maps
Website: La Mare Wine Estate
Opening Hours: 10:00-17:00 Mon-Sun
Tour & Tasting Experience: £15.95 Adults / £7.45 Children (non-alcoholic options)
Watch The Story of Jersey At Jersey Museum, Art Gallery & Victorian House
Located right in the centre of the capital, St Helier, Jersey Museum, Art Gallery & Victorian House is perfectly situated for a pit stop amongst many other activities in the area.
The story of Jersey on the ground floor is completely free to visit, lasts 15 minutes and charts the story of Jersey as well as the heritage, formation of the Channel Islands, produce, farming industry, early years of tourism through a series of films and archive footage.
There are also a few exhibitions, within the space, one striking example includes, Trade Roots which delves into the island’s transatlantic slave trade.
There are also further exhibits about Jersey archaeological sites and excavations to unveil engraved mysteries stone and hunters tools.
Location: The Weighbridge, JE2 3NG | Tel. +44 (0) 1534 633300 I Locate on Google Maps
Website: Jersey Museum & Art Gallery
Opening Hours: 10:00-16:00 Mon-Sun
Admission: £12.10 Adults £7.85 / Children. Concessions available
Take A Relaxing Yoga Class At Mount Orgeuil Castle with Studio Kalimukti
Health and wellbeing is a priory for many with the increase in busy lifestyles BUT if there is one experience that will completely recharge and energise you, it is a yoga class with a difference. A Saturday morning yoga session with Kalimukti Studio on the green at Mont Orgeuil Castle. Not only is this the most relaxing session of yoga you’ll ever take part in but the views over Gorey Bay are absolute knockout.
Be-lavie Tip: Take a water bottle with you as well as a warm top, dependent on weather and the all important sunscreen. Yoga at Mont Orgueil Castle usually takes place on Saturday mornings at 09:00. This is something you have to try to feel the benefits!
Website & bookings for Yoga: Kalimukti Studio
Visit Mont Orgueil Castle
French for ‘Mount Pride’, this fortified castle consists of a network of staircases, towers and secret rooms waiting to expose their hidden treasures, art installations and historical stories to match. For the best views of Gorey Bay and the picture-perfect fishing village climb right to the top and look out for the maze and beautiful surrounding gardens.
Location: Castle Green, JE3 6ET | Tel. +44 7797 795827 I Locate on Google Map
Mont Orgueil Castle: Visiting Information
Mont Orgueil Castle hours: 10:00-17:00
Admission (Castle): £15.35 Adults/£10 children
Zip Through The Miles Of Surrounding Reef With Écréhous RIB Tours
Prepare for the most exhilarating ride of your life. Board a RIB boat by Jersey Seafaris from St Catherine’s Breakwater and zip through the network of reefs to the Écréhous. The islands and rock formations have been given protected status and are located 6 miles off the coast of Jersey. The tour lasts 2 hours with 40 minutes of free-time at the islands to walk at your leisure, discover the bird species, especially gannets and take in the serenity of the archipelago. before heading back.
Be-lavie Tip: Windbreakers and life jackers are provided. You will get slightly wet though so be prepared!
Departing Location: St. Catherine’s Breakwater. JE3 6DD | Tel. +44 (0) 7829 772222 I Locate on Google Maps
Website & Bookings: Jersey Seafaris
Fares: 2 hour £45.99 for adults / £40.99 for children Under 16
Take A Duck Boat To Elizabeth Castle
St Elizabeth Castle has been defending the island of Jersey for over 400 hundred years and sits proudly on a rocky islet overlooking St Aubin’s Bay close to the centre of St. Helier. It’s a 15 acres heritage site well worth exploring and taking in the beautiful views. When the tide is out it is possible to visit by foot across the causeway or you can take a return amphibious Duck Boat across. The boat takes around 10 minutes and it leaves every 20 minutes from the West Park Slipway ferry kiosk, close to the famous Cafe Fregate.
Location: St. Aubin’s Bay. JE3 3NU | Tel. +44 (0) 1534 634048 I Locate on Google Maps
Website: Elizabeth Castle
Opening ours: Mon-Sun 10:00-17:00
Fares include castle & Ferry: Adults £17:85/ Children £12.80 concessions available.
Enjoy Long Coastal Walks Around Jersey
Hikers and outdoor walk lovers will be in absolute awe of the walking trails in Jersey with organised walking guides for the north, south, west and east of the island. The guides detail points of interest along the walks, places to re-fuel with restaurants , cafes and watering holes as well as tips on what to wear and what to take with you. You can get your walking guides from the visit Jersey offices or your hotel accommodation or download them (link below images). Oh and Of course walking is one of the most sustainable activities in Jersey. Stopping off at small independent cafes, boutique artisan shops and local restaurants during walking activities enable the sustainable infrastructure of Jersey to thrive with tourism.
Get your walking guides: Download Jersey walking guides
Walk Around St. Helier
St Helier is named after a Belgian hermit who resided on the rocky islet, known as age Hermitage which can be spotted from the harbour. He was thought to have founded a little village in the sand dunes which went on to be called St. Helier.
Located on Jersey’s southern coast, St. Helier is the capital and full of lovely hotels, museums, galleries, shopping (a few chains plus many boutique hotels) as well as great restaurants and bars.
St Helier is a great place to stroll and wander through the streets stumbling upon points of interest on the cobbled streets, which have stories to tell of Jersey’s past and present.
Shopping is particularly great on King Street, where many family-owned stores are located. The Central Market is a special site of interest, with a Victorian ornament cast iron fountain which was built in 1882. De Grouchy is Jersey’s oldest and largest department store if you love a spot of history and shopping!
Support Local Boutique Shops & Small Businesses
If it’s a souvenir or something unusual you wish to purchase, head to one of the boutique shops and art galleries located in many areas of the island including St Helier. They often stock art works, jewellery, toiletries and other artefacts made by local artisans and you’ll also be giving back to the local economy doing your bit for a more sustainable Jersey.
Where To Eat & Drink In Jersey
Jersey has a fantastic food and drink culture, with English and French influences as well as some international cuisine. Seafood is a big focus at many eating establishments in Jersey due to its location, it’s a no brainer. This food and drink guide however, includes restaurants and cafes which are vegetarian-friendly as well as having a focus on using locally sourced ingredients to promote Jersey and it’s sustainable focus on a vegetarian-friendly diet.
Initiatives To Promote A Sustainable Jersey
Jersey’s plan is to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by working closely with local businesses in tourism and hospitality but also by empowering visitors to the island to take more mindful action.
Here are some of the initiatives as well as activities that those coming to holidays in Jersey can incorporate into their break.
Jersey is one of the recognised destinations on the refill app. The app allows people to connect and find locations where they can eat, drink and shop with less waste. It’s worth downloading the app if you’re planning on visiting Jersey. One of the places on the app is the Oyster Box overlooking St Brelade’s Bay, which has made a conscious effort to reduce relying on carbon fuels.
The Green Award
A number of activity providers in Jersey have been awarded the Green Tourism Gold Standard. One of these is the La Mare Wine Estate which we visited for lunch and a tour of their eco-conscious vineyard and winery process. Other Green Award winners include, Jersey National Park and Jersey Walk Adventures.
Plastic Free Jersey & Beach Cleaning
Jersey is on a mission to reduce the amount of single use plastic within the tourism industry as well as locally. Alongside education and the advocation of refillable containers and bottle to eradicate packaging there are also organised beach clean-ups.
Jersey Walk Adventures encourage their participants to pick up a piece of litter if they see it on one of their tours.
Walking is one of the island’s favourite pastimes with structured walking paths inland and on the coast. Walk your way around the island or book yourself onto some of the islands guided walks, you will never be short of places to walk in Jersey.
If you prefer to see the island on two wheels, you can hire ebikes from various places around the island with Jersey Bike Hire and prices start at just £10.
Those wanting to cycle or walk can additionally benefit from the ‘Green Lanes’ system. These are pretty roads located in picture perfect spots and cars here have to adhere to 15 mph. As a result hardly any motorists use them making it even safer for those walking and cycling.
You may prefer to be on the water for some added adventure whilst getting up close and personal with the shore line. Booking a kayak tour is a great way to learn about maritime history as well as Jersey’s marine life. Usually kayak tours are carried out in small groups with a knowledgable guide.
Both Jersey Walking Adventures and Jersey Kayaking have a string of eco-friendly awards to their name, including the Green Tourism Gold standard.
Facts About Jersey: Know Before You Go
- Jersey is located within the UK Common Travel Area which means technically you don’t need a passport as a British Citizen and you can take a short flight quite easily.
- They drive on the left in Jersey, just like in the UK and keep an eye out for road signs in French as well as English.
- Spending time at the beach is must as whoever you are located in Jersey, you are never more than 10 minutes away from the sea
- Jersey has 48 miles of coastline with great clifftop locations as well as deserted coves, where you’ll feel completely alone
- Thrill seekers and adventure lovers will adore Jersey for the activities such as sea-swimming, rock climbing. hiking ,surfing, coasteering, cycling and kayaking.
- Jersey has a fine blend of French and English beauty. You can even spot the French Coast on a clear day, which is only 14 miles from the island.
- Food-lovers, you have to try ‘Jersey’s Big Four’ Lobsters, Oysters, Jersey Royals and Jersey dairy (the cream, yoghurt and ice-cream are particularly good)
- Did you know Jersey can double in size in low tide twice a day? It has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world.
- The British pound, sterling is the official currency but,, the Jersey pound has a Jersey cow on the watermark and is also used to pay for certain experiences.
- Although in Jersey they speak the King’s English with a bit of an accent, you’ll also hear Jèrriais, originating from Norman and viking roots.
- Jersey has many ancient ruins, which boast to be older than Stonehenge as well as Ice-Age mammoths in the volcanic bedrock that once stretched all the way to France
Is Jersey Worth Visiting
The only answer is yes! Jersey may be a small island but it is rich in heritage, has a wonderful range of activities, an absolutely gargantuan foodie scene, 48 miles of coastline to explore as well as many inland locations and a wonderful range of hotels and boutique shops.
The bonus is it’s proximity to the UK and ease of travel to the island definitely helps. Once you see those stunning azure blue waters hugging the Jersey coastline, you will be sold on this stunning destination guarded by castles, networks of reefs as well as striking rocky islets. For those wishing to take more sustainable breaks, Jersey is a great option.
Book A Package Holiday To Jersey With Jet2holidays
It’s that time of year when the weather starts to improve and we turn to inspiration for our holidays this summer. Booking a summer holiday package with jet2holidays couldn’t be easier. They have a fantastic choice of destinations with breaks of varying lengths to choose from and conveniently located airports around the UK. Why not head over and find your dream destination and hotel then sit back and leave the rest to Jet2holidays. Then all that’s left is to make lots of unforgettable summer memories. Remember, All of Jet2holidays package breaks include hold baggage of 22kg, 10kg of hand baggage as well as transfers
The Best Of Sustainable Jersey Round-Up
If there was any doubts about visiting Jersey in your mind or maybe it’s never been a travel list destination for some? This guide has hopefully introduced you to the best of what this glorious island has to offer. Summer and spring are a great time to go if swimming is your thing but winter too holds it’s own charms and brings with it cosy activities and outdoor time with a difference. The landscape is a little different as are the views at differing times of the year. The island has so many unobvious gems to discover and with over 252 days (Way more than anywhere else in the UK) of sunshine days per year, the sun almost always has his hat on to brighten your day. Additionally, the sustainable spotlight on Jersey as a whole is inspiring and a great lesson for other parts of the UK to take onboard.
Jersey is a great location for all ages and holiday types, including families, couples romantic getaways, a short break with friends or even an extended family jaunt so why not book your Jersey holiday today?!
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Handy Sustainable Jersey Travel Resources
- Find Flights and package holidays to Jersey with Jet2holidays
- Book Car Hire in Jersey with Europcar
- Book Jersey Activities & Tours with Viator
- Get your guidebooks and Jersey reading from Foyles
- Good Value for money entry to Heritage sites The Heritage Pass
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