Winter breaks in Jersey: 5 reasons to visit during the cooler months


Jersey's not just a summer destination. Out of season, discover the island's quieter side with winter beach walks on deserted beaches, stylish shopping and indulgent spa retreats all within easy reach of your hotel. Here are five reasons why a Jersey holiday is perfect for a winter escape.

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Mouth-watering winter food from Michelin-starred chef Mark Jordan at The Atlantic Hotel's Ocean Restaurant

Local seasonal food
Jersey's restaurants don't slow down out of season. Autumn and winter in Jersey is a great time to enjoy locally foraged herbs and sea vegetables, full of flavour fish and Jersey beef. Enjoy the pick of the island's ingredients as Jersey chefs turn their talents to teaming rich autumnal and wintery flavours like slow-roast local pork.

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The sand dunes along St Ouen's beach

Winter beach walks
With the deck chairs safely stowed away for the season, in the winter you'll find miles of sandy beach to walk along with driftwood and sea glass to collect. And there's always a local pub nearby to head to. Don't miss trying a glass of Jersey's locally-brewed Liberation Ale - it'll warm the cockles of your heart.

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Jersey's Christmas Market, The Weighbridge

La Fête dé Noué
Jersey lights up for the winter with its annual Christmas festival - the Fête dé Noué, a heady continental blend of European-style street market and eccentric English village tradition. Roast chestnuts sizzle alongside homemade crepes, and locally produced handcrafts nestle next to homegrown Christmas chutneys. Welcome to Christmas Jersey-style.

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Enjoy a wonderful Elemis treatment at Grand Jersey Spa

Luxury spa treatments
Whatever the weather outside, it's always warm and relaxing in our spas. Hide away from the winter chill with an Ayurvedic hot stone treatment. or watch the wind whipping up the waves outside from the comfort of your sea view jacuzzi. And when you're ready to face the world again? Afternoon tea in the lounge for the perfect civilised spa escape. Discover our selection of Jersey spas here.

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Christmas lights in St Helier

Christmas shopping to do? Even if it's cold and raining you can find all you want in Jersey's leading shop de Gruchy's department store. Swap the hustle and bustle of the high street for the smart shopping areas of St Helier, where designer boutiques sit side by side with locally produced gift shops and familiar high street names. Discover a treasure trove of gifts with low tax prices on many goods. And to complete Jersey's continental ambiance, stop for coffee at one of St Helier's French-style cafés…

Like the sound of this? Now choose where you're going to stay from our selection of spa hotels.

Christmas images and St Ouen's beach image © Jersey Tourism / Danny Evans Photography.

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