Jersey is the most southerly island of the British Isles. Jersey is only 14 miles (22 km) from the coast of France so the weather is mild. It is a great destination for a family holiday and there are lots of tourist attractions and sandy beaches to keep everyone entertained.
Family Days out on Jersey
The a’Maizin Maze at La Hougue Farm in St Peter is great for families with young children. Other family activities include days at one of Jersey’s sandy beaches or walks to take in the beautiful scenery. Boat trips, cycling tours, coach tours and day trips are available to one of Jersey’s neighbouring islands. The variety of activities available will keep you all busy during your family holidays in Jersey!
Sport on Jersey
Jersey participates in both the Commonwealth Games (held every 4 years) and in the Island Games (held twice a year). Jersey has its own football association, which hosts the annual Muratti competition. Another established event is the Jersey marathon. Popular sports in Jersey also include cricket, cycling, golf, horse racing, motor sports, rugby, swimming and pétanque. Jersey is the perfect place to spend your golf holidays, with a number of golf courses and ranges: La Moye Golf Club (St Brelade), Royal Jersey Golf Club (Grouville), Les Ormes Leisure Village (St Brelade), Les Mielles Golf & Country Club (St Peter), Wheatlands Golf Course (St Peter) and the Longueville Golf Range (St Clement).
For more details on Jersey golfing holidays and golf hotels in Jersey, view our Jersey Golf Courses page.
Shopping on Jersey
There are plenty of shops all over the Channel Islands, but the most popular shopping destination is St Helier on Jersey. There is also Morrisons Superstore La Vallee Des Vaux, a very large supermarket. Jersey Pearl offers the largest amount of pearl jewellery of the Channel Islands.
You can shop VAT free on the Channel Islands.
Nightlife on Jersey
There are a few nightclubs and bars located on Jersey, for example the Liquid & Envy, Chambers, Varda, Club 72, La Cala, The Havana Club, Watersplash and Platinum.
Transport on Jersey
Jersey Airport (JER) in the parish of St Peter has regular flights to and from Jersey. Jersey Airport is served by Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Aurigny Air Services, Blue Islands, British Airways, CityJet, EasyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com and Lufthansa.
There are buses running across the island to bring you to almost every destination on Jersey.
Ferries operate between Guernsey and Jersey, the UK and France.
Must See and Do Tourist Attractions on Jersey
Our Jersey Tourist Information guide below lists all the attractions in each Parish of Jersey.
Tourist Attractions in St Helier, Jersey, CI
- Jersey Museum, St Helier
- Central Market, St Helier
- Occupation Tapestry, St Helier
- Jersey Maritime Museum, St Helier
- Jersey Maritime Museum, St Helier
Tourist Attractions in St Peter, Jersey, CI
- a’Maizin Maze at La Hougue Farm, St Peter
- Le Moulin de Quetivel, St Peter
- The Living Legend Village, St Peter
Tourist Attractions in St Lawrence, Jersey, CI
- Jersey War Tunnels
- Hamptonne Country Life Museum, St Lawrence
Tourist Attractions in Trinity, Jersey, CI
- Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust – Jersey Zoo, Trinity
Tourist Attractions in St Brelade, Jersey, CI
- Jersey Lavender Farm, St Brelade
Tourist Attractions in St Mary, Jersey, CI
- La Mare Vineyards & Distillery, St Mary
- National Trust for Jersey
Tourist Attractions in St Ouen, Jersey, CI
- Battle of Flowers, Jersey
- Battle of Flowers Museum, St Ouen
- Battle of Flowers Day Parade
- Kempt Tower Visitor Centre, St Ouen
Tourist Attractions in St Saviour, Jersey, CI
- La Hougue Bie, St Saviour
Tourist Attractions in St Martin, Jersey, CI
- St. Catherine’s Woods, St Martin
Tourist Attractions in St Aubin, Jersey, CI
- The Shell Garden, Jersey
- Elizabeth Castle, Jersey
Tourist Attractions in St Clement, Jersey, CI
- Samares Manor, St Clement
Tourist Attractions in Grouville, Jersey, CI
- Mont Orgueil Castle, Grouville
Official Tourism Office for Jersey
Jersey Tourism – Liberation Place, St Helier, Jersey JE1 1BB