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This beach is particularly good for competent swimmers and divers. There is a PADI centre here and Kayaks can be hired out and tours done also. A swimmers pontoon is also moored out in the middle of the bay. Parking isn't that great but ain't a big problem. Beach Cafe and Pub.. Fishing from the pier is very good...
Bonne Nuit Bay is a small fishing harbour on the north coast, which is good for a spot of sunbathing. Limited carparking. Top Class cafe on the beach.. The pier is great for fishing from..
Directions: St Johns
Located in the Parish of St Ouen and St Mary it is by far the best beach on the north coast of the island.. There is a large car park, but it fills up rapidly during high season.
With 3 cafes and 2 pubs in the area, as well as a beach kiosk on the slipway, but you'd better watch out for the seagulls, who aren't afraid to snatch food out of your hand. Safe place to swim at nearly all states of the tide, except when there is a heavy swell. Fishing from the pier at high water is great fun..
The cliffs bordering the beach mean that it loses the sun in late afternoon.
Directions: St Ouen
Plemont is a special place for families and beach lovers. All those caves and rock pools to explore, plus plenty of lovely white sand at low tide. But, as other visitors have pointed out, this is a dangerous place at high tide. Don't leave the kids unattended when the sea races in, as they could easily be cut off. There are lifeguards in the summer, but it's best to keep a wary eye on any wanderers. Also, there are steep steps from the cafe to the beach, so be aware of that if mobility is an issue.
Directions: Parish of St Ouen, near Les Landes
The war tunnels is located in the heart of the island and in a quiet meadow. During the German Occupation of the Channel Islands 1940 - 1945 the occupation forces built many bunkers and tunnels which can still be seen to this day, but here in St Peters Valley the tunnels have been made into a museum. The tunnels always send a chill down my spine when you think that hundreds of forced labourers rounded up by the Organization Todt in France and including refugees from Spain and Morocco, and Polish and Russian prisoners of war who were treated no better than slaves and dressed in rags. These workers toiled for over twelve hours a day and fed very little, lThey worked like ants in an underground hell of dust, smoke and falling rock. Serious injury was commonplace with injured workers being pulled from the rockfaces to be replaced by more unfortunates.
Open daily from mid-March until early-November from 9:30 am (with last admission at 4:15 pm) and from mid-November to mid-December on Thursday and Sunday afternoons.
Address: St Peters Valley
Directions: Drive into St Peters Valley and turn up Meadowbank, Les Charrieres Malorey, St Lawrence
The Jersey Goldsmiths at the Lion Park St Lawrence has many interesting shops and stalls, but one which is a good laugh, and family fun is the Gold Panning! It is quite funny seeing how the gold fever grips the kids and adults as they pan thru the sluices.. hidden amongst the grit,sand and stones are 9ct gold, gem stonesand sometimes a real diamond worth £150.. FREE to all, and you can but little trinkets and bits if you wish.. Please look at my travelogue
Address: Lion Park, St Lawrence
Directions: Located in St Lawrence
The museum has attracted widespread acclaim for its emphasis on ‘learning through doing’ – visitors are not only allowed to touch the exhibits they are encouraged to. With the story telling giant whelk (take our word for it!) children will enjoy the experience as much as adults. Open all year round.
Address: New North Quay, St. Helier
Directions: Near the Weighbridge.
Phone: 01534 633300
Jersey Hamptonne Country Museum
This collection of farm buildings and meadows takes its name from the Hamptonne family who bought the property in 1633. Laurens Hamptonne proclaimed Charles II king in the Market Place in St. Helier in February 1649.
Free parking. Open daily from 2nd April until 5th November (10am to 5pm).
Bought by the National Trust for Jersey in 1987, and opened to the public in 1993 after archeological investigation and restoration work by the La Société Jersiaise. The museum is a living history display of Jersey life thru the ages (from 1500's to 1800's).
It's like stepping into a time warp and I think they have done a good job. History is brought alive by talkative characters from the past, with demonstrations of by-gone skills and guided tours.
They have an excellant cafe on site also.
Address: La Rue de la Patente, St Lawrence
Directions: Follow the Grande Route de St Laurent towards Three Oaks, and turn right and follow the signs to the Museum.
Phone: 01534 863955
Le Petit Train
The old railway track - now used as a pedestrian walkway, cycle track and route for Le Petit Train. It's possible to walk all along the bay from St. Helier to St. Aubins and then onto the lighthouse a Corbiere. All along the way you can occasionally spot remnants of the old railway platforms which some are now well needed cafes..
Directions: Starts at the upside down cafe in St Helier
Splice the main brace
To the western end of the bay is the little town and port of St. Aubins. This lovely little town and was once Jersey's main port.
It's well worth having a walk around the area. The harbour here once brought great wealth into the island and fine old merchant houses can still be seen in the area. St. Aubins Fort (above right) was built in the 1540s to protect the ships that anchored in the area, and is accessible on foot only at low tide.
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club is situated at this end of the bay and the Fort forms the focal point of junior sailing lessons during the summer months.
Address: St Aubins
Directions: West of St Helier.
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