Special Places in Jersey

Jersey may be small, but there are some amazing and little known beauty spots. Many of the locals don't even know some of these!

One of my favorite places in the Island has to be St Catherine's Woods. It's a little tricky to find, but well worth the effort. It's a great spot for an easy walk, and children love the stepping stones, waterfalls and rope swings.

Visit the smallest island ever! Green Island is an ancient grass mound cut off from the rest of Jersey by the sea at high tide.

Moon beach at low tide is an experience not to be missed - but can be dangerous so take care to check the tide tables first or go with an organised walk. The whole of the south-east coast is a RAMSAR site (marine conservation area), as are the three offshore reefs the Miquiers, The Ecrehous and the Paternosters.

There are many ancient burial chambers, dolmans, in the Island that you can visit. They can be strange, almost magical places.

If you're staying in St Helier, take a short walk through Westmount Park - with stunning views across Elizabeth Castle. Even most local people don't know this one!

La Mielle de Morville and Les Blanches Banques are the remains of a sand dune system that used to fill the whole of St Ouen's Bay on the west coast of Jersey. St Ouen's Pond is the largest area of natural fresh water in the Island, and an important site for wetland birds.

The areas of heathland at either end of the bay, Les Landes and La Lande de Ouest (Gorselands) are SSI's (Sites of Special Interest) because of their outstanding beauty and abundance of wildlife, some of it rare.

One of my favourite places for walking or running is the wooded paths of St Peter's Valley.

Jersey's Green Lane network is perfect for peaceful walking or safe cycling, and the 13 miles of cliff path along the north coast make a challenging day or two's walking.

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Find out more about St Catherine's Woods here.

Find out more about Westmount Park here.

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