Without doubt Jersey is one of my favourite destinations to visit. My sister in law lives on the Channel Island and it is one of those places I am more than happy to visit again and again. Each visit is different, there is always something new to do, eat and see. This trip was no different, we ate our several times at magnificent restaurants, saw dolphins, went out on the boat and did some coastal walks. Jersey really is an incredible destination!
After our 35 minute flight from London (yes it is that close) we landed at Jersey Airport and headed straight to brunch at Sumas. This restaurant can’t be beaten on views, it overlooks Gorey Castle and the harbour and we were lucky enough to score a table on the balcony. It was a gorgeous sunny morning and I ordered my classic brunch dish of Eggs Benedict. You really can’t beat this view. It was the perfect way to start our relaxing holiday in Jersey and ease into island life.
We then took a stroll to Mont Orgueil or better known as Gorey Castle. I spotted these cute little houses on the way, aren’t they just so quaint?
Dan’s sister and her husband to be are getting married at the castle next year (amazing right?) so we went to have a little nose inside. Gorey Castle is stunning and offers views over the turquoise ocean. I got seriously snap happy when we were there because it was such a clear, sunny day. I cannot wait for the wedding next year! You can visit many parts of the castle and the views over the harbour are spectacular on a clear day.
The water was so inviting on this particular day, you can even see the other Channel Islands in the distance, I am yet to visit any of them but Dan has and is eager to return. There is Guernsey, Alderney Sark, Herm and Brechou, I am sure the other islands are unique and from what I’ve heard they are all worth a visit.
As the weather was being exceptional the next day we headed out on the boat. Dan and I got on what I call a sea biscuit but I don’t know what the Brits call it, it is basically a huge inflatable ring that you get dragged behind the boat on. It is so much fun, even when you end up with a face full of water when you bail it is hilarious. We then went to a known spot for dolphins and were graced with a few dolphin sightings. So lucky! There were loads of jellyfish hanging around Bouley Bay where we left the boat so it was a great opportunity to get the GoPro out and get some underwater shots.
We got on the boat at Bouley Bay, the sea rises and drops down so quickly you have to time your beach time right. I just love this bay so much.
On the next beautiful day, the sun was shining again so we went to Devil’s Hole which is a coastal path walk on the northern part of the island before going to La Mare Winery and Estate for lunch. Devils Hole is a little cove where a ship once got washed up on (hence the name).
La Mare has been on my Jersey list for so long and it didn’t disappoint. Although we didn’t do the tour this time as both Dan and his sister have done it before we were able to sit outside amongst the vines and have lunch before going a little crazy in the shop. Look at the beautiful house that you can visit if you do the wine tour! The shop is also well worth a look for lots of Jersey goodies, we picked up some La Mare chocolate and wine and a couple of prints for the new house.
That evening we headed to Feast in Gorey for dinner. This was without doubt the best meal we had in Jersey, the food was SO GOOD! I had a chicken and pasta dish and Dan opted for the fish pie, which he said was the best he’d ever had! I went the full three course and got myself a dessert too, a peppermint crisp tart that barely touched the sides. If you want a nice restaurant in a great location definitely go to Feast.
No trip to Jersey would be complete without a trip to the Hungry Man. This is a must do whilst in Jersey, this great little food shack in Rozel Bay is an absolute diamond. The day we visited for breakfast it was clear blue skies and the sun was beating down on us. I get the same thing overtime because it is that good! I always get the egg, bacon and cheese sandwich along with a hot chocolate. Rozel is a lovely little bay to spend some time in as well, check out this cute yellow home, Dan reckons he could live there, I could certainly sit on the benches and watch the world go by on a day like this.
It was time to walk off the food so we headed for another coastal path walk with the dogs. There are so many coastal walks around the island and they all offer panoramic views out to either France or the other Channel Islands. I can’t describe it because it is just so beautiful, it almost reminds me of home. We got out on the boat again for some dolphin spotting, this time we were unlucky so we got ice cream instead from
On our final day the weather turned pretty grey so we headed out for brunch at the Plemot Beach Cafe. The views are just spectacular and you can see out to the other Channel Islands. I had waffles and eggs and bacon because you know I hadn’t indulged enough whilst we were there! This cafe is like the ultimate beach diner, cute decor and friendly staff and epic views.
Our time in Jersey came to an end so quickly and like always I was sad to leave the beautiful island behind. We ate well, got plenty of sun and of course spent quality time with the family. Jersey is such a unique destination and I am already looking forward to the next trip to Jersey especially because there will be a new little niece to spoil!
I also have to include this great photo my husband took on an early morning wake board, around 6am they came across a huge pod of dolphins during sunrise. Now book a flight to Jersey!
Have you ever been to Jersey?
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