Attractions Nearby Jersey, Day Trips and Excursions
(Jersey, Channel Islands, British Isles)
Being an island destination, the only way to reach the attractions outside of Jersey is by ferry, and most visitors choose to spend their entire holiday here. However, should you plan to head off the island, the many attractions of note close to Jersey include Guernsey
- the second-biggest of the Channel Islands
with a population of around 20,000 residents, along with Alderney, Sark, and also Saint Malo, in nearby France
is also relatively close to Jersey and only around three and a half hours away when using the speedy catamaran ferries, with the cheap day return tickets making the attractions of this Victorian beach resort easily reachable as a day trip. The main destinations linked by ferry are explained further below.
Second to Jersey in terms of both its size and tourism industry, Guernsey
is extremely close and can be reached in less than one hour. The harbour town of St. Peter Port is the island capital and where many of Guernsey's very best tourist attractions and restaurants are located, particularly around St. Peter Port Harbour, where you will find a historic lighthouse and the enormous Castle Cornet
, which was fortified around 800 years ago. Close by is a busy shopping district, which is based around the High Street, the Arcade and also the Pollet.
Sark is a small and picture-postcard island, close to both Jersey and Guernsey. One of the Channel Islands, Sark is home to a population of approximately 700 residents and is entirely car-free, with the only transport consisting of bicycles, horse-drawn carriages and tractors. Sark comprises two main areas, known as Greater Sark and Little Sark, and these are connected by a small strip of land known as the Coupée. The island is governed by the Seigneur and is just 5 km / 3 miles in length, making it the smallest European state in existence. Sark's main attractions include some spectacular coastline and secluded beaches, such as Grande Greve Bay, endless nature, and the beautiful grounds surrounding the Seigneur's official residence - the 17th-century La Seigneurie.
Located on the north-western coast of France and within the Brittany area, Saint Malo is a busy port city and home to some 55,000 people. Saint Malo is extremely close to Jersey and is where locals often choose to holiday in the summer. The walled area known as La Village Intra Muros is amongst the main attractions, along with the Saint Malo Chateau, the tidal island of Petit Bé, and the Cathedral of St. Vincent. Oysters always feature prominently on the menus at the city's countless seafood restaurants, being caught locally from the neighbouring village of Cancale.
is one of southern England's most popular holiday resorts and known for its sandy beachfront and proximity to Portland
. The beaches and harbour of Weymouth are extremely popular attractions, particularly in the summer. Weymouth is sited along the scenic Jurassic Coast of Dorset and its promenade offers a great place to stroll on a sunny day, displaying an array of Georgian architecture, and the town's colourful Jubilee Clock
, a notable Victorian landmark.