Jersey is the largest and most southerly of the Channel Islands. Located in the Bay of St Malo, it is approximately 100 miles south of Great Britain and only 14 miles from France. It is a British island, although being so close to France it has a good blend of British and French influences.
Jersey is only nine miles by five but boasts a rich and varied landscape. It boasts one of Europe’s richest natural habitats, with secluded bays, wooded valleys, and rolling dunes to explore and enjoy. The Island offers a host of activities and attractions, both relaxing and adrenalin fuelled.
Surrounded by beautiful seas and bays it offers a great deal of water based adventures both above and below the surface. Sailing, surfing, body boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing and swimming are all popular activities. Jersey’s beaches also consistently feature in the Good Beach Guide. In 2010, the quality of the Island’s bathing water was amongst the cleanest it has been since records began, with all 16 of the Island’s most popular bathing waters passing the European Imperative Standard, whilst 14 out of the 16 further passed the stringent European Guide Standard. With Jersey being the sunniest place in Britain you can always just sunbathe on one of our pristine beaches!
On land you can explore the Island’s long history, including its Neolithic ruins, castles, Martello Towers and World War 2 German fortifications. You can cycle on the Green Lanes, walk the coastal path network, and visit museums, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and numerous other attractions. Driving is relaxed and offers the chance to visit numerous attractions or just discover the countryside sights. If you don’t bring your car you can hire one from the airport or harbour, or if you don’t want to drive there are regular bus services to all parts of the Island.
A variety of events are held throughout the year, including the world famous Battle of Flowers in August and Jersey International Air Display in September. And throughout the year you can enjoy Jersey’s glowing reputation for dining; with a wide range of places to eat from beach side cafes to Michelin starred restaurants. Fresh local seafood is always popular, including the diver caught scallops!
In fact there are so many things to do in Jersey it would be impossible to list them all here, so go to www.jersey.com for a full picture of the uniqueness of Jersey, and remember that we are always willing to help you arrange both diving and non diving activities around the island.