All Places in Jersey
- Green Island beach is a sheltered, sandy and rocky beach on Jersey’s south-eastern stretch of coast. Access is very straightforward. When tide ebbs the full beauty of the beach is unveiled with a huge area of sand, gullies and rock pools for everyone to explore. There is a well-regarded restaurant, cafe, public toilets and paid parking right next to the beach. Very popular – you might struggle to find a parking spot here.
- Greve de Lecq is a quirky, golden sandy beach on Jersey’s north-western coast. It has a traditional English seaside feel to it and is a popular tourist coach stop-off due to its easy accessibility. Despite its popularity there is usually plenty of space for all when the tide drops down the steady sloping sands. Rock pools and gullies can be found to the eastern side.
- Ouaisne beach (pronounced ‘way-nay’) is St Brelade’s ‘poorer’ neighbour. The reality is that this end of St Brelade’s Bay is equally as nice. The bonus for many is that it is often relatively quiet in comparison to its better known neighbour and is therefore the smarter choice. Magnificent views can be seen from the top of the cliffs to the south of the beach. The path to the top of Portelet Common can be found behind the Beach House. There is a large and free car park right next to the beach slipway. At the back of the car park are toilets and a small, but very well run and catered snack cabin. Overlooking the beach is the recently refurbished Beach House which does great food but be prepared to wait if it is busy. Just up the road is a pub.
- Another massive sweeping bay of sand, Grouville is best appreciated when the tide is in because otherwise you’ll have to walk a long way for a swim. The most popular place to stop is at the car park to the north of the golf course just before you drive into picturesque Gorey village. Here you will find a playground next to the beach entrance. 13th century Mont Orgueil overlooks Gorey harbour and is a popular attraction for visitors. Gorey harbour offers numerous eating options. Car parks, seasonal outlets by the beach, eateries close-by (a short walk), watersports hire in the summer.
- La Mare Vineyards is a working wine estate in the grounds of a traditional 18th century granite farmhouse. The vineyard creats wines, ciders, spirits, hand-made preserves and chocolates. Guided tours are available that will take you through the vineyards, orchards, distillery and the chocolate production kitchen. An Audio -Visual presentation will take you through a year at the vineyard. You can briong your picnic or have something to eat in our restaurant. With any vineyard you will have an opportunity to taste and purchase the produce.
- Victoria Pool is a tidal marine pool set in St Aubins bay. It has a sandy bottom with gently slopes to a maximum depth of 3 metres. The pool covers and uncovers about three hours either side of high tide. The lake is 190m by 140m making it one of the largest marine lakes in the UK. You donot just have to indulge in the pool as you have a large expanse of sandy beach.
- Jane James is an award winning artist who has become one of the best know ceramic designers in the Channel Islands. Working from her production studio overlooking English Harbour in St Helier, Jane’s work draws on inspiration from the beautiful coastline of Jersey. All her ceramics are either hand cut or press moulded from white earthenware clay. The ceramics are then hand finished using a range of implements including various shells. The ceramics are then bisque fired to 1150c for 9 hours before they are individually hand painted with a range of speciality glazes. The ceramics are then fired a second time which produces beautifully bold and bright ceramic pieces with a magical lustre finish that capture the shimmering colours of the sea. Most of Jane’s pieces are mounted on local driftwood collected from the many beautiful beaches around Jersey. These add an extra sculptural quality and interest to create unique pieces of coastal art. Each piece of work is unique and conveys Jane’s colourful and happy style. Her work is identified using a handmade ceramic button signed with the letter ‘J’. Jane’s ceramics have qualified for Genuine Jersey status, which guarantees that the craft skill involved can be regarded as genuinely local to Jersey. Jane has two gifts shop in Jersey, one in the historic Central Market in the Island’s capital St Helier and one in the beautiful Gorey Harbour. Jane’s work can also be bought online at www.jane-james.com
- Archirondel is rarely crowded due to the limited parking, but is a true hidden east coast gem with a distinctive tower half painted red and white as a navigational marker. The upper beach is effectively a pebble bank but as the tide falls, a nice sandy bottom is revealed along with some rocky plateaus that are great for rock pooling. A well-liked cafe overlooks the northern end of the beach. Parking is free but limited, and there are public toilets. If parking is a problem there is a secondary free car park approximately 200 metres along the coast road to the north.
- Faldouet Dolmen is a 5m long passage of 17 stones leading to a circular chamber surrounded by 4 chambers. Beyond that is a further horseshoe shaped chamber of 7 uprights covered by a huge capstone estimated to weigh 23 tons. It is likely that the horseshoe chamber was the original passage grave whose passage was dug out to make way for a second passage grave.