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Overview

Walking Holidays
5 - 6 Nights
48 miles / 77 km
  • Prices from: £620 per person
  • Start: St Helier, Jersey
  • Finish: St Helier, Jersey
  • Availability: Any start date from March to October
  • Grading: Easy to Moderate
  • Way-marked: Partly

Jersey Coastal Path Highlights

Incredible views
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Enjoy truly amazing views of the French coast and across to the other Channel Islands.

Jersey War Tunnels
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Discover Jersey’s unique history including the Jersey War Tunnels, a poignant reminder of the German occupation.

Local seafood
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Sample mouth-watering local seafood al fresco.

Mont Orgeuil Castle
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Visit Mont Orgeuil Castle in Gorey – a real highlight of any holiday to Jersey.

Stunning seascapes
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Walk along dramatic rugged cliffs and pristine sandy beaches with bright blue waters. 

St Aubin Harbour
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Wander around the picturesque harbour at St Aubin.

Discover Jersey’s Stunning Coastline on an Island Circuit

The Jersey Coastal Path is a 48-mile circuit of the island’s beautiful coastline. Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, situated between England and France. A unique melting pot of English reserve and French savoir-faire, home to cosmopolitan harbours and timeless hidden coves, the island is known for its continental flair and diverse, natural beauty.

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This stunning island was made for a walking holiday. Just a short distance from the French coast, walking in Jersey combines the best of both British and Gallic experience. The language is English, the road signs are in French, and the cuisine is a mouth-watering mix of local traditions.

The coastal walk offers an amazing variety of terrain. In the north the heather-covered cliffs provide spectacular views across the sea to the other Channel Islands, while the south of the island is home to golden, magical bays surrounding the capital St Helier.

From dramatic, winding cliff paths to serene, sandy beaches, Jersey has a rich and varied landscape to explore on foot. The sun rises in the east above the French coastline, visible just 18 miles across the Channel, and sets in the west, merging with the stark blue waters and white sands of St Ouen’s Bay.

Jersey is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a laid-back walking holiday.

Jersey Coastal Path Route Map

Recommended Itinerary

Our most popular itinerary is JCP2 which covers the route in 5 days / 6 nights.

Travel to St Helier for your first night’s accommodation
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Arrive in St Helier, the Island’s lovely capital, and spend the evening at your first night’s accommodation.

Day 1: St Helier to La Pulente (12 miles / 19 km)
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Leave the hustle and bustle of St Helier and enjoy an easy stroll along the promenade around St Aubin’s Bay. At low tide, you can walk out to explore Elizabeth Castle along a tidal causeway. Take a break in one of the pretty harbourside cafes of St Aubin, then continue onwards to Noirmont Point with its panoramic views.

After the scenic bay of St Brelade, a fine walk over the headland takes in more spectacular coastal scenery along rugged cliffs. Tide permitting, walk over to the rocky islet of La Corbiere and its iconic lighthouse, before reaching La Pulente. Stay overnight in St Brelade.

Day 2: La Pulente to La Greve de Lecq (10.5 miles / 16.5 km)
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If tides permit, begin the day with a long walk across the vast expanse of St Ouen’s iconic sandy bay. The coastal walk then climbs steadily, passing vivid memories of the German occupation, following airy cliff tops to Grosnez Castle. From here the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Jethou, Herm, Sark, the Paternosters and Alderney can be seen clearly.

The trail winds its way down to Plemont, then follows a scenic cliff path to Greve de Lecq with its lovely sheltered cove, sandy beach, mill conversion pub and cafés.

Day 3: La Greve de Lecq to Bouley Bay (11.5 miles / 18.5 km)
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A strenuous day of undulating cliff paths lies ahead along the island’s isolated north coast. The Devil’s Hole – a collapsed cave is a real highlight today. Start the day with a delightful cliff walk to La Falaise.

At Sorel Point, the most northerly tip of the island, admire the glorious views over to Sark and the Normandy coast, before descending into the charming fishing harbour at Bonne Nuit Bay, a once-famous haunt for smugglers of Spanish brandy, French wines and tobacco. Heading east the path climbs again to Les Platons (136m / 446 ft), the highest point on the island, then descends sharply down to the colourful fishing harbour at Bouley Bay. Stay overnight in Gorey Bay.

Day 4: Bouley Bay to Gorey Bay (8 miles / 13 km)
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From Bouley Bay enjoy more spectacular views to Normandy as the undulating cliff path continues around the north-east corner of the island to Rozel Bay with its old oyster fishing harbour. The headland at Fliquet Bay is Jersey’s closest point to France just 14 miles away.

Walking at sea level now the walk continues to St Catherine. The massive breakwater sheltering St Catherine’s Bay provides a popular walk in its own right. Mont Orgueil Castle towering above the Royal Bay of Grouville guides you to the end of today’s walk and a visit to this castle is a highlight of any holiday to Jersey.

Day 5: Gorey Bay to St Helier (6.5 miles / 10.5 km)
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Today’s final stretch to St Helier is a shorter one so before leaving Gorey there is plenty of time to explore.

Depending on the tides much of the final days walk to St Helier can be along the beach. South of Gorey lies the Royal Bay of Grouville with its sandy beach and the remaining Jersey Round towers that safeguarded us from days gone by, and then La Roque and St Clement’s Bay and the lunar-like seascape of low-lying reefs and rocks that are covered twice daily by Jersey’s huge tides.

It’s an easy walk back to St Helier where a wonderful circuit of Jersey’s beautiful coastline comes to an end.

Onward travel
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After breakfast, you will start your journey home after a wonderful walking holiday on the Jersey Coastal Path.

What’s Included?

Your Jersey Coastal Path walking holiday includes:

  • Carefully selected accommodation along the route and trail transfers when applicable
  • En-suite or private bathroom facilities whenever possible
  • Daily door-to-door baggage transfers
  • Comprehensive information pack, kit list, guidebook and map (one set per room)
  • Personalised itinerary with details of your accommodation, route and recommendations for lunch and dinner
  • Traditional Channel Islands breakfast
  • 24-hour emergency contact number
  • Full financial protection

Your walking holiday doesn't include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to and from the start and end of the walk
  • Lunches and evening meals

Itineraries & Prices

We offer 2 suggested itineraries for walking the Jersey Coastal Path.

Our most popular itinerary is JCP2 which covers the route in 5 days. 

Tour code
Itinerary
Average miles infoAverage miles per day
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty
Price per person
JCP1
4 Days / 5 Nights
12 miles per day
Moderate
From £620
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 12 miles per day
Tour code: JCP1
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Moderate

4 Days / 5 Nights (JCP1)

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this package. Transfers are included when you are staying away from the trail.

Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust it for you.

All of our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full information pack.

Additional information

Due to the high cost of accommodation in Jersey in high season, a supplement of £20 per person / per night will apply during the months of July and August.

Single room & solo walker supplements

Single rooms are available at a supplement which covers the additional costs of a single room or single occupancy of a twin or double room.

  • Premium: £45 per night
  • Standard: £35 per night

As we incur additional costs for transferring a single bag there is a solo walker supplement of £10 per day in addition to the single supplement.

Arrive Travel to St Helier for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 St Helier to La Pulente (overnight St Brelade) 12 miles / 19 km
2
Day 2 La Pulente to La Greve de Lecq 10.5 miles / 16.5 km
3
Day 3 La Greve de Lecq to Rozel (overnight Gorey Bay) 14.5 miles / 24 km
4
Day 4 Rozel to St Helier 11.5 miles / 19 km
Depart Onward travel from St Helier

Prices

Premium
Best available Guest Houses, Inns & Hotels
£705 per person

Carefully selected guest houses, inns and hotels throughout your walk, which will be the best available in each location. As premium accommodation is in short supply on this trail, please note that some establishments will be of a higher standard than others. En-suite facilities or private bathroom guaranteed. 

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£620 per person

Good quality and comfortable B&Bs, guest houses and some hotels located as close to the trail as possible. We will prioritise en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas with limited accommodation this may not always be possible.

JCP2
5 Days / 6 Nights
9.5 miles per day
Easy
From £720
Average miles infoAverage miles per day 9.5 miles per day
Tour code: JCP2
Difficulty infoLevel of difficulty Easy

5 Days / 6 Nights (JCP2)

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this package. Transfers are included when you are staying away from the trail.

Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk and we would be delighted to adjust it for you.

All of our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Our packages include all accommodation, baggage transfers and full information pack.

Additional information

Due to the high cost of accommodation in Jersey in high season, a supplement of £20 per person / per night will apply during the months of July and August.

Single room & solo walker supplements

Single rooms are available at a supplement which covers the additional costs of a single room or single occupancy of a twin or double room.

  • Premium: £45 per night
  • Standard: £35 per night

As we incur additional costs for transferring a single bag there is a solo walker supplement of £10 per day in addition to the single supplement.

Arrive Travel to St Helier for your first night's accommodation
1
Day 1 St Helier to La Pulente (overnight St Brelade) 12 miles / 19 km
2
Day 2 La Pulente to La Greve de Lecq 10.5 miles / 16.5 km
3
Day 3 La Greve de Lecq to Bouley Bay (overnight Gorey Bay) 11.5 miles / 18.5 km
4
Day 4 Bouley Bay to Gorey Bay 8 miles / 13 km
5
Day 5 Gorey Bay to St Helier 6.5 miles / 10.5 km
Depart Onward travel from St Helier

Prices

Premium
Best available Guest Houses, Inns & Hotels
£825 per person

Carefully selected guest houses, inns and hotels throughout your walk, which will be the best available in each location. As premium accommodation is in short supply on this trail, please note that some establishments will be of a higher standard than others. En-suite facilities or private bathroom guaranteed.

Standard
Good quality B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels
£720 per person

Good quality and comfortable B&Bs, guest houses and some hotels located as close to the trail as possible. We will prioritise en-suite facilities or a private bathroom, although in remote areas with limited accommodation this may not always be possible.

Jersey Coastal Path Accommodation

All of the accommodation that we reserve for you has been personally selected by our expert team to ensure it meets our exacting standards. We regularly review our extensive database.

We will always prioritise accommodation as close to the walking trail as possible. Occasionally, your accommodation may be located a short distance from the trail, or you may need to spend more than one night in the same place, in which case we will provide return transfers.

Travel Information

As an environmentally conscious tour operator, we actively encourage the use of public transport by providing clients with a detailed breakdown of travel options in their information packs. The following information may help with your pre-trip planning.

Getting to and departing from St Helier
By Air

Nearest International Airports: London Gatwick

From London Gatwick there are trains to Portsmouth Harbour (journey time 1 hour 20 minutes) and Poole (journey times 2 hours and 30 minutes) via London Victoria. From here the ferry departs for Jersey.

Nearest Regional Airport: Jersey Airport

Flybe operates flights to Jersey from many UK airports and other European destinations. A regular bus service then runs between Jersey Airport and St Helier (journey time 35 min).

By Public Transport

Nearest Railway Station: Poole and Portsmouth Harbour 

Regular trains operate to Poole and Portsmouth Harbour on the South Coast of England from cities around the UK. From here you can take a ferry across to Jersey.

By Ferry

Condor Ferries sail from Poole, many of which stop in Guernsey before arriving in Jersey (Sailing time 4 hours 30 min) and from Portsmouth (Sailing time 10 hours 30 min). Ferries also sail from St Malo in Northern France.

By Car

We don’t recommend that you take your car to Jersey as using public transport is by far the best way to get around the island. Long term parking is expensive.

Additional Days

We would be delighted to arrange additional accommodation for you along the Jersey Coastal Path.

You may wish to plan a rest day or have an additional night at any of the locations along the route which offer activities or sightseeing opportunities – we’ve made some suggestions below. Please request this when you make an enquiry.

St Helier
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  • Tour Elizabeth Castle which has defended Jersey for more than 300 years. Climb to the top of the battlements for breathtaking views around the bay and the south coast of Jersey
  • Enjoy a day trip to Guernsey, Sark, Herm or even Northern France
  • Explore the fascinating Jersey War Tunnels, situated 4 miles north of St Helier. They are a spine-chilling reminder of a dark time in Jersey’s history when the Island became occupied by German forces 
  • Take a boat trip to the Minquiers Islands with Jersey Seafaris. Explore the most southerly buildings in the British Isles and spot seals and birdlife
  • Visit the Mansell Collection and hear the story of Nigel Mansell’s battle to become one of the world’s greatest racing drivers
  • Visit the award winning Jersey Museum & Art Gallery. Jersey Museum presents the history of the Island beginning 250,000 years ago when the first people arrived, through the centuries to explore the factors that have shaped this unique island and the people who live here
St Brelade
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  • Head to the island’s most popular beach, St. Brelade’s Bay, and indulge in some classic Jersey sunbathing, or explore a little further and discover your own sheltered hideaway at coves like Beauport and Portelet
  • Try various watersports with Absolute Adventures
  • Visit Jersey Lavender Farm and Gift Shop
  • Stroll around St Aubin’s picturesque harbour
  • At low tide enjoy a walk across to Corbière lighthouse, one of the most photographed landmarks in Jersey and a popular tourist site due to its stunning panoramic views.
Greve de Lecq
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  • Enjoy a guided tour and tasting at La Mare Wine Estate
Gorey
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  • Tour Mont Orgueil Castle which has cast its imposing shadow over the beautiful fishing port of Gorey for more than 800 years. One of the finest examples of a medieval fortress in existence, Mont Orgueil has witnessed many of the key events that have shaped Jersey’s history

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Jersey Coastal Path

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