What to see and do in Jersey in a weekend

What to see and do in Jersey

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  1. heather843

    This brings back happy memories of my visit there 25 years ago as a wee nipper, and I still have a pencil case I bought at the Durrell Wildlife Park. Don’t remember the castle at all though, will have to go back soon and do it as an adult, reminds me a lot of Cornwall, looks beautiful.

  2. Jo

    Wow you can really cover a lot over a weekend in Jersey. Would you say 2 days are sufficient though or it might be rushed? I would love to drive along the lovely north coast or visit the Elisabeth castle. Beautiful pictures.

    1. Norma Priddis

      The reality it very different..I was born here. You need more than a weekend to see our Island. Please correct me it I am wrong but I thought a city was not a city without a Cathedral and we haven’t got one.

      1. Breathe With Us

        Hi Norma,

        Ideally, yes, more than a weekend would be great. The reality is that most people visit Jersey for a weekend – like we did. Bearing in mind the size of the island, we believe it’s fair to say you can see a lot in such a short time.

        Don’t get us wrong, it’s a beautiful island and we were very surprised about it. That’s why we wrote about our experience and why we recommend Jersey to other travelers.

        Not sure where you’re going with that definition of a City, but ok.

        Cheers.

      1. Breathe With Us

        Hi Maria,

        Thank you for your comment. These are ideas and suggestions of things to see and do in Jersey. We didn’t do all of them in detail, for example, the museums. Same applies if we wanted to spend the whole day at the beach – which we didn’t.

        Ideally, we would have spent more time in Jersey, but like we said before, this is a good time frame to get the most out of the island.

        Also, different people have different travel styles. With these options, I’m sure those that visit Jersey will have a good time.

        Hope this makes sense.

        Cheers,
        Hugo

  3. Megan Claire (@mappingmegan)

    Thanks for the introduction to Jersey- I will admit to not having heard of it before, but it sounds amazing! We’re huge fans of nature, and outdoor adventure like hiking, so the north coast has particularly stood out to me 🙂 Thanks!

  4. Natalie Deduck

    I’m amazed by Jersey! Never heard about such a beautiful and picturesque place. It’s incredible how it is still possible to find hidden gem even in Europe, a so well travelled country! Thanks for introducing Jersey to me, and for sure will put the island on my Euro trip list!
    Cheers,
    Nat

  5. Jersey Girl

    Great to see you enjoyed the weekend here, our island has so much to offer! One of the highlights of Jersey is actually the gastronomy, so much in such a small space, 3 Michelin star restaurants to be exact! Hope you had a chance to experience some of the local dining too 🙂 x Jersey Girl x

    1. Breathe With Us

      We had a great time and I’m sure we’ll go back again. It’s so close.

      You’re right. Small island yet with a lot to do. We did have some delicious food, seafood especially but it wasn’t at one of the Michelin star restaurants. Maybe next time!

      Cheers,
      Hugo

  6. John Morris

    Wow – thank you for the travel inspiration! This looks like a beautiful island, and there is so much to do! My inner history buff yearns to explore the war tunnels. Walking across to the castle would be really cool too!

      1. John Morris

        Great to hear, and I am glad you had a nice time. I read a lot of travel websites and this really is the most excited I’ve been about a new destination this year. 🙂 Thanks again.

  7. D Reynolds

    I am glad you enjoyed your week-end in Jersey. I don’t know what time of year you came over, but it would be good to mention the Battle of Flowers which takes place on the second Thursday of August. On the run up to the carnival there is a fair in Peoples Park.

    There is so much more more to see and visit in Jersey, for every kind of holiday. A week-end would not give you nearly enough time to appreciate all there is, unless you prefer multiple return trips 🙂

    Don’t forget the night life, restaurants and shopping.

    As for driving, you need to remember the upper speed limit is 40 m/h. In built up areas it is 30 m/h with various other places slower. Watch out for horses, slow down for them.

    If you visit for a week or so, you can easily hop across to the other islands for a day trip. Guernsey is very similar to Jersey and Sark or Herm are worth a visit as they do not have cars.

    1. D Reynolds

      I nearly forgot to mention the dolphins! We have dolphins living around Jersey. If you are lucky, you might see some.

      1. Breathe With Us

        Hi!

        Thank you so much for your insightful comment.

        We did have a great time in Jersey and because we are based in London, we are likely to go back soon. It is a lovely place.

        You’re right. To fully explore a place, more time is needed. We feel like a weekend is a good timeframe for an introduction to Jersey and the best things to do there. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback about the article, including a significant number of people that had never heard about Jersey before. Hopefully, they’ll visit soon.

        We don’t focus much on nightlife and shopping, that’s why we didn’t include those.

        I’ll update the driving information. The speed limit is low and there are lots of narrow roads as well.

        I like the idea of island hopping. Look forward to doing that.

        Didn’t know about the Dolphins! That’s cool 🙂

        Cheers,
        Hugo

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