Jersey at a glance
Within its 45 square miles, Jersey offers a rich mix of history, culture, tranquil green countryside and stunning beaches. Perfect for a short break or a long getaway, there is plenty to see and explore on this beautiful island.
Jersey’s history is filled with multi-cultural influences. The Romans, Vikings, French, and Germans have all occupied the island at one time, and with a close connection to both the French and British mainland, Jersey maintains a peculiar blend of national loyalties. Though Jersey is considered a British island, it makes its own laws and is not part of the United Kingdom. Its currency is definitively British, while its street names are undeniably French.
Boasting a postcard landscape, Jersey offers long, golden beaches, an excellent variety of walking and cycling trails and a host of outdoor activities sure to spark enthusiasm for the great outdoors. Thanks to a mild climate and rich soil, the natives can’t help but have a high regard for their island and take pride in their locally produced products which have garnered them their own Genuine Jersey mark.
Perfect if you’re looking for:
- A weekend short break
- Picturesque setting
- A peaceful short break
With over 350 linear miles of paved road, Jersey is perfect for exploring by car. There are number of car hire locations on the island offering convenient rental services.
There is also a public bus network that stops at the main beaches and attractions throughout the island.
Dining in Jersey
Known for its dairy products, Royal potatoes and apple cider, Jersey has a rich tradition of self-produced, award winning food items.
There are a number of Michelin Starred restaurants on the island as well as a variety of international foods to choose from including Italian, Chinese, Indian and Portuguese themed restaurants.
Must-try local dishes:
- Cabbage loaf – a traditional Jersey bread that is nestled between cabbage leaves for baking
- Jersey wonders (les mèrvelles) – a rich, twisted shaped bread similar to a doughnut
- Vraic buns – a sweet bun with raisins
Osprey Holidays top tips
Explore vibrant St Helier, with its smart, sophisticated shops and vibrant Victorian markets. A little further afield Jersey offers magnificent castles, beautiful gardens, fascinating wildlife and adventure parks and a host of museums.
Get your tailor-made city break itinerary
Osprey Holidays can create a fabulous short break to Jersey designed completely around your needs. We can arrange whatever you need, including:
- All travel and transfers on days of your choice (not just Saturday to Saturday!)
- Accommodation from our handpicked range of Jersey hotels, to suit your budget and requirements
Our award-winning team can provide expert advice and recommendations, from general questions to tiny details. Contact us now for your tailor-made itinerary.
- Important information
Population 97,857 Languages English Currency Pounds Sterling Visa Information No visa required for EU citizens
- Average temperatures
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- Interesting facts
Bring home a jar of traditional Jersey black butter - a unique spread made with apples, liquorice and spices.
- Featured accommodation
- Distance from airports
Jersey 5 km