Read our Peace of Mind Guarantee

 

Jersey Coastal Path

7 Days & 6 Nights 4.5 Read 4 reviews
  • Sample freshly harvested mouth watering local shellfish
  • Experience the dramatic rugged coastal beauty of Jersey’s north coast
  • Walk along the endless sandy beach at St Ouen’s Bay on the west of the island
  • Watch the abundance of seabirds such as cormorants, gulls and oystercatchers
Situated in the English Channel, closer to France than England the unique fusion of influences are an enticing mix on the sunshine island of Jersey. What better way to experience it all than walking around the entire 48-mile coastline. You can be walking atop rough and rugged cliffs one minute and along a seemingly endless stretch of golden sand the next. For an island that’s only five miles by nine miles Jersey really manages to pack in the sights which include the famous Mont Orgueil Castle and Seymour Tower. The sound of the sea is never far away as you walk along the soaring sea cliffs with the gulls above your head and the sea glistening beneath you.

What To Expect

If you are a fan of varied coastal paths and wild and rugged cliff top walking then, Jersey could be just for you. With an abundance of wildlife and flora this makes for a wonderful island coastal walk.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

Ideal if you have an interest in:

Coastal & Island

Activity Level & Terrain

This route is graded as moderate, it is mainly walking on existing pathways, bridleways and some minor roads. Beach walking is an option depending on the tides.

Navigation

We supply route notes, detailed maps and also a guidebook, all of which will help you find your way. GPX tracks are also accessible on the Macs Smartphone App, so you can simply follow the route on your phone.

Accommodations

One of the highlights of this tour is the high standard of accommodation. We specifically choose the Inns, Guesthouses and B&B’s to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay.

They all offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. We always try and book your accommodation as close as possible to the line of the trail.  

Due to limited accommodation availability for one night stays we may have to accommodate you in one location for more than one night. If this is the case, Jersey has an excellent local bus network which can be used to travel to the start of the walk.

Single Rooms

If you require single rooms we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable.

Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinner are not included so you are free to choose from the available options. Most accommodations are more than happy to provide a packed lunch - this can be booked on arrival. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby pubs or restaurants.

Additional Nights and Extensions

Many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk to sample more of the wonderful walking and attractions available on Jersey. Extra nights can be added anywhere along the walk although we would recommend an extra night in St Helier as there is an abundance of inland walks which can be accessed by local bus from here.

Included
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in ensuite rooms wherever possible
  • Door to door baggage transfer.
  • A detailed info pack and guidebook.
  • Access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone App.
  • Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem.
Excluded
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Entrance fees (where applicable)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transport should you need to skip a stage
Extras
  • Additional nights

When To Go

This walking holiday can be enjoyed from March to October.  Summer can be hot on the Channel Islands and very busy especially over the school holidays.  We would advise walking in the spring to see the wildflowers that border the fields you walk through.

Walking Direction

We offer this walk in a clockwise direction around the island starting and finishing in St Helier.

Getting to the Start

You can get to Jersey by fast ferry or by flying. Jersey Airport is served by a few different airlines, such as Flybe and Easyjet and they fly from varying locations in the UK. The airport is 5 miles away from St Helier, but easily accessible by bus. Bus travel information and schedules are located on the Liberty Bus website. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes. You can also take a taxi.

St Helier is also accessible by ferry from either Poole, Portsmouth or Weymouth and from the French mainland in St Malo. Condor Ferries is the operator of these ferries and you will find schedules and costs on their website. Upon arrival into the port of St Helier it is only a 5-10 minute walk to the town centre.

Getting from the End

You can depart Jersey by fast ferry or by flying. Jersey Airport is served by a few different airlines, such as Flybe and Easyjet and they fly from varying locations in the UK. The airport is 5 miles away from St Helier, but easily accessible by bus. Bus travel information and schedules are located on the Liberty Bus website. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes. You can also take a taxi.

You can also depart St Helier to Poole, Portsmouth or Weymouth and to the French mainland in St Malo. Condor Ferries is the operator of these ferries and you will find schedules and costs on their website. The port of St Helier is only a 5-10 minute walk from the town centre.

Luggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes.

Equipment

Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jackets and pants), sun hat and sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking/cycling gear such as good walking shoes or boots, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

How fit do I need to be?
How far in advance do I need to book?
What personal equipment do I need?
When is the best time of year?
Am I able to take my dog?
What happens if I can’t walk a stage?

Itinerary

Day 1 Start / Finish point: St Helier Day 2 St Helier to La Pulente 11 miles / 18 km Day 3 La Pulente to Greve de Lecq 9 miles / 14 km Day 4 Greve de Lecq to Bouley Bay (overnight in Gorey Bay) 10 miles / 16 km Day 5 Bouley Bay to Gorey Bay 7.5 miles / 12 km Day 6 Gorey Bay to St Helier 7.5 miles / 12 km Day 7 Onward Travel

The Macs Way

  • Custom-made Adventures Custom-made Adventures
  • Freedom Freedom
  • Book with Confidence Book with Confidence
  • Expertise Expertise
  • Positive Impact Positive Impact
Build your perfect adventure your way
  • Flexible itineraries built around you
  • Knowledgeable and helpful specialist trip planners
  • Customize your trip to suit your interests
  • Start on any date that suits you
  • Choose your ideal trip length and difficulty
  • Range of accommodation comfort levels
  • Choice of trip styles
Authentic adventure travel experiences on your own terms
  • Choose your own travel companions
  • Walk, cycle and explore at your own pace
  • Make your own decisions
  • Choose your own path
  • Indulge your passions
Feel secure in making the right choice for your precious adventure time
  • 14,000+ unbiased trip & service reviews
  • Feefo Gold Award 2019
  • 25,000+ travelers trust us each year
  • As featured in the Guardian, Times, Nat Geo Traveler
  • Founder owned & operated since 2003
  • 100+ passionate team members across the US, UK & Europe
You can be confident that every detail of your journey has been expertly planned
  • Carefully planned adventures
  • Quality, hand-picked accommodations
  • Seamless and reliable arrangements
  • Comprehensive trip information & insider tips
  • Detailed maps, route notes and mobile GPS app
  • Helpful 24/7 support should you need it
Travel the right way and make a positive impact
  • Travel responsibly
  • Explore off the beaten track
  • Support locally owned businesses
  • Engage with local communities
  • Minimize your impact
  • Maximize the benefit of your travel
  • Challenge yourself & grow