How to spend a perfect summer day in Jersey
By Stephanie Auckland, Marketing Assistant at The Royal Yacht
Breakfast – Café Zephyr
I start with the most important (& my favourite) meal of the day – breakfast! Without sounding biased, I would head to Café Zephyr, a place I often frequent with my friends. It’s a great breakfast spot with al-fresco seating and lots of options to suit every taste! My go-to breakfast dish is the Poached Eggs and Avocado on toast – delicious! I also love my fruit and make sure I eat a banana every morning, so the Antioxidant Berry Smoothie is a good choice for me in the Zephyr, with banana, mixed berries, vanilla and oat milk.
Les Minquiers – Jersey Seafaris
Following my delicious breakfast, I would gather my friends and take a Jersey Seafaris to Les Minquiers. I have been on the Seafaris quite a few times and it is an unforgettable experience. Richie and his team usually always have their paddle-board with them and if you’re lucky – they will let you use it to explore the crystal clear waters on offer! You can see from the pictures that it resembles something from the Caribbean…
Les Minquiers – 3 hour trip from Albert Pier or St Catherines.
Hit the beach!
It’s really hard for me to pick the perfect Jersey beach as there are so many to choose from! However, the beaches that I visit the most are: St Ouens Bay, St Brelades Bay, Beauport Bay and Green Island. All have delightful white sand and clear blue waters to dip your toes in.
Paddle boarding in St Brelade's Bay
Dinner – El Tico
I usually drive down to St Ouens via the road that runs along the back of the airport and whenever I do, I feel as though I’m going on my own mini holiday; to my left there are unspoiled sand dunes with the sun glistening on their peaks, the sea is sparkling in front of me and to my right – my dinner destination.
You cannot beat an evening meal in the sun down at El Tico on the Five Mile Road. It is a place that I visit all the time, not just for dinner but breakfast and lunch too! If ever we have visitors over – we take them for a meal at El Tico. I usually order the ‘Moroccan Chargrilled Super Salad with Salmon’ and a visit wouldn’t be complete for me, if I didn’t leave with a tub of their ‘Gooey Brownies’.
Stick around for the show … (Sunset)
If you’re having dinner in St Ouens, then you have to stick around for the sunset. I have seen a few sunsets around the world, but for me, Jersey is still up there with the best. St Ouens Bay is also great for an evening boogie board, which is something I like to do!
If it was a Sunday, then I would probably head over to the Watersplash after dinner. There is such a good vibe with DJs providing the tunes outside during the summer and everyone dancing as the sun goes down… a pretty good way to end a perfect day in Jersey!
Sunset at Le Braye