While it's the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is small but perfectly formed. For a location that combines stunning scenery with walking, cycling and water sports, urban areas boasting shopping, dining and a good dose of community spirit, you need to look no further.
In St Helier, Jersey's capital, is where you'll find all major shopping. Although the things you buy are subject to a local goods and service tax, Jersey doesn't pay VAT. This means that you might find your shopping comes in much cheaper than at home! Along with shops, St Helier is the perfect place to appreciate Jersey's French-inspired café culture.
Once you've had enough of meandering through the shops and drinking coffee, head to the coast for miles and miles of beautiful coastline. Many opt to explore the island by bike, and you'll find hire spots across the island. The more adventurous will enjoy the plethora of water sports that, as an island, Jersey can really enjoy. From fishing to coasteering, the great outdoors is at the heart of Jersey's culture, and there's always something new to try.
For a dose of history, Jersey is fantastic. To the northwest of the island, you'll find Grosnez Castle which dates back to the 14th century. In more modern history, Jersey played a large part in World War II; this can be uncovered at various points across the island, most notably at Noirmont, the Jersey War Tunnels and the Maritime Museum.
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