Chapter 5: Life in Jersey
Jersey offers a great work-life balance and was voted one of top 10 European islands 2015 on Tripadvisor. From walking and cycling to relaxing on the beach to dining and events to exploring history and heritage, life in Jersey offers something for everyone – from St Ouen’s Bay to St Helier to Bouley Bay to Gorey to Sorel Point.
With 48 miles of unspoilt coastline, beaches, bays, coves, cliffs, dunes, harbours, marinas, and reefs, the sea is never more than 10 minutes away. Jersey also has stunning countryside, woodland, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a National Park. Explore the exciting landscape on foot or take a cycling tour. For the more adventurous, go kayaking, surfing, coasteering, sailing, windsurfing, boating, scuba diving, or paddleboarding.
Jersey has many historic attractions – from ancient burial grounds to castles and forts to Jersey War Tunnels and WWII bunkers. Its cultural attractions include cinemas, theatres, music concerts, museums, and galleries. Jersey also has a range of shopping options, from boutiques and independent shops to well-known brands and department stores. The island holds multiple regular events and festivals all year round, including Weekender Festival, Tennerfest, and Jersey Air Display.
Jersey has a thriving food and drink scene. With over 250 restaurants, the island has something to suit everyone’s tastes – from beach cafes to farmer’s markets to delis to country pubs to Michelin starred restaurants. Jersey is famous for its Jersey Royal potatoes, fresh seafood including lobsters and oysters, and creamy milk.
Whether your ideal lifestyle involves sports and leisure, history and culture, food and drink, or simply relaxing, Jersey has everything, and with its safe and friendly environment, it’s easy to see why so many choose to call Jersey home.