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Jersey Travel Guide
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Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, situated approximately 160km (100 miles) south of the coast of England and 23km (14 miles) from the coast of Normandy in France.

The island is approximately 14.5km (9 miles) by 8km (5 miles). Jersey has over twenty bays, many small harbors and magnificent beaches bathed by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.

St Helier is the capital of Jersey and by far the biggest town on the island. Elizabeth Castle withstood Oliver Cromwell and his army for 7 weeks in 1651, and was later used by the occupying German forces during World War II. Fort Regent is built on an outcrop above St Helier and is now a leisure complex with sports and conference facilities.

King Street-Queen Street is the main shopping area on the island.

The best beach on the island is in the north at Lemon, with a sheltered bay, rock pools and caves. The coast of France can be seen on a clear day from this side Jersey. The main beach in the south is at St Breaded’s Bay, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches located on the island.

In St Lawrence, the former German Military Underground Hospital contains exhibits of Jersey’s occupation. The 2 main beaches in the east cover almost the whole of the eastern coast.

Tourists also visit to buy pottery from the village of Gory and visits to the workshop can also be arranged.

The west coast consists almost entirely of an 8km (5 miles) beach on St Rouen’s Bay. This area of Jersey is known for its locally made crafts – decorative candles, leatherwork and pottery.
Useful travel links
www.jersey.com tourism web site for Jersey