Find out more about the Island and what is on in the coming months.
Find information on the Channel Island Heritage Festival, and discover a little more about the background of the Island, its people and its stories.
Need help finding your way around the island? Use the following interactive maps to find out more about the heroes, myths and legends of Jersey and St Helier, where to go, and how to find them.
Heroes, Myths and Legends of Jersey
Nestled in the Bay of St Malo, just 14 miles from the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, Jersey is nine miles long by five miles wide with golden sandy beaches to the south, and rugged cliffs and breathtaking cliff path walks to the north.
To the east you find an imposing medieval castle, the Royal Bay of Grouville, and on a clear day, spectacular views of the nearby French coast.
Five miles of beautiful sandy beach lie to the west, stretching from l’Etacq to the famous lighthouse at Corbière. The bay is open to the Atlantic Ocean and is a surfers’ paradise. It is also a favourite of locals. On balmy summer evenings, when the tide is high islanders pack up their barbecues and head to St Ouen’s Bay to watch the magnificent sunsets.
If your love is nature, La Mare au Seigneur (St Ouen’s Pond in local speak) is a stunning nature reserve, and a haven for birdlife. The largest area of naturally occurring water in Jersey, the Pond, surrounding dunes, and water meadows are owned by the National Trust for Jersey and are a site of special interest.
Away from the coast discover Jersey’s rural heartland. In the interior of the Island you will find more than fifty miles of peaceful green lanes in which cyclists and pedestrians are King, with cars limited to a maximum speed of fifteen miles per hour.
You will be captivated by green rolling countryside, hedges of bright yellow gorse, villages filled with rustic charm, and roadside honesty boxes brimming with local produce. Of course there are plenty of photographic opportunities, with one of the Island’s most famous residents, the doe eyed Jersey Cow.
Jersey’s natural beauty, agricultural diversity, architectural heritage and fascinating history are unique. From Palaeolithic to present day, the Island will never cease to surprise you. Come and join us on an Island adventure and let us help you Uncover Jersey.