Jersey Airport is located in the parish of Saint Peter, 4.6 miles north west of Saint Helier, the capital of Jersey. Serving as the only airport on the island, it receives flights from mainland Europe, Ireland and the UK.
What is There to Do?
Take a drive around the island with your rental car. Stop off to enjoy the views or visit one of the pristine beaches such as Bonne Nuit Beach or St Aubin's Bay located on the island.
Head over to Durrell Wildlife Park, a zoological park established in 1958 by naturalist and author Gerald Durrell. It is operated by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and houses over 1,400 animals from over 130 different species.
Take a trip to Mont Orgueil. It overlooks the harbour village of Gorey. It is also called Gorey Castle and is open to the public with a number of exhibits on site. View the witchcraft exhibit in the castle dungeon and enjoy the stunning views from one of the castle towers.
At the island’s capital Saint Helier is the Jersey Museum operated by Jersey Heritage. Jersey Museum presents history from 250,000 years ago starting when the first people arrived in Jersey. It also explores the factors that have shaped this unique island and the people who live here. Find out why Jersey remained loyal to the English Crown despite being so close to France!
Alternatively, whilst in Saint Helier explore the streets which offer a number of bars, restaurants and shops. Visit the maritime museum and find out about the HMS Havick, a flush deck sloop built by the Dutch in 1784. After her capture she was commissioned into the Royal Navy and served in the English Channel until she was wrecked in St Aubin’s Bay during a terrible storm in November 1800. The items on display give an insight into the lives of ordinary seamen in Nelson’s navy.
Day Trips From Jersey
Although you won’t be able to take your rental car off the island; you can catch a ferry to Guernsey and hire a car on location to discover the delights there. Alternatively take the ferry to mainland France and explore Brittany or Normandy.