The beautiful island of Jersey is only nine miles long and five miles wide
Things To Do
The Channel Islands were the only parts of Britain to be occupied by German forces during World War II. To find out what life was like for the islanders, the young German soldiers and prisoners of war, visit Jersey War Tunnels. This excellent tourist attraction is based in and around the tunnels built for the Germans, using forced and slave labour. Follow the timeline through the tunnels and this dark period of occupation and starvation comes to life through the imaginative displays, sound and light installations.
Visit Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey and you will be supporting vital conservation work to save endangered species as well as enjoying the sight of some very happy animals living in the countryside four miles north of St Helier in Jersey. If you don’t fancy driving, take the shuttle bus from St Helier – it’s red, with a picture of a gorilla on it, so you can’t miss it!
Visit Jersey Lavender, a farm and visitor centre where you’ll find an array of lovely products made from lavender. This is the place to find Lavender Sleep Pillows, lavender plants and seeds, essential oils, soaps, bath and shower products, gifts, pretty bags, beeswax and even food containing lavender!
If you like history, visit spectacular coastal castles, museums and forts during your caravan holidays in Jersey. Buy a Jersey Heritage Pass to save money. Visit Elizabeth Castle overlooking St Aubin’s Bay and Mont Orgueil Castle guarding Gorey Harbour. See the Occupation Tapestry Gallery, Maritime Museum and Jersey Museum and Art Gallery, too.
Jersey is an island of wealth and taste and one of the most popular tourist attractions is Jersey Pearl. Follow the west coast’s Five Mile Road north, beside the spectacular long sandy beach, until you get to Jersey Pearl. There’s a café serving meals all day every day, and ‘Pick a Pearl’ tanks, where you can select your own oyster and then have the pearl you discover inside set in your own gold or silver pendant!
Travel to Jersey with Condor Ferries, from Weymouth to St Helier, which takes just four hours. Or choose the Condor Ferries crossing from Poole Harbour to St Helier, a 177-mile crossing. The fast ferry service runs from April to October and takes four-and-a-half hours. The conventional ferry from Poole takes six hours and 25 minutes. The Condor Ferries route from Portsmouth to St Helier takes just over eight hours.
If you’re travelling from France to Jersey, choose Condor Ferries’ St Malo to St Helier ferry.