Things to do in Jersey and the Channel Islands
With lots of things to do, the Channel Islands nestle in the Bay of Mont St. Michel, just 14 miles from the French coast and 100 miles south of mainland Britain. With stunning sandy beaches, hidden coves and clear waters, the winding roads take you through picturesque countryside.
The weather consistently tops UK resort temperatures and Jersey is the most southern of the Channel Islands with average summer temperatures of 20C. Why not look for things to do in Jersey and the Channel Islands that make the most of the sunshine.
You don’t need a passport to visit the Channel Islands unless you intend taking a day trip to France which is a short boat ride away. You will need photographic proof of identity for flights and sea travel to the island. English money is used, and with drinks and cigarettes at duty free prices you will enjoy shopping in the many interesting shops of St. Helier and St. Peter Port. Guernsey is a self-governing British Crown dependency. It's known for beach resorts like Cobo Bay and the scenery of its coastal cliffs. Castle Cornet, a 13th-century harbour fortification in the capital of St. Peter Port, now contains history and military museums. Hauteville House is the lavish former home of French writer, Victor Hugo.
When it comes to food related things to do in the Channel Islands, combine the best of both worlds. Enjoy hearty cooked breakfasts, the very best in seafood, including Lobster, Crayfish and Oysters - as well as good wines and an award-winning restaurants which remind you that the French coast is just a few miles away. A visit to Sark comes highly recommended. The island has its own set of laws based on Norman law and its own parliament.
Sark has a population of just 600 and is one of the few remaining places in the world where cars are banned. Only tractors and horse-drawn vehicles are allowed.