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Jersey is just over twenty kilometers away from the Normandy coast in France, and is the biggest of all Channel Islands. Although largest, Jersey is just about fifteen kilometers long and less than ten kilometers wide. The island has a beautiful landscape with many nice secluded coves and beautiful cliffs. There are over twenty bays on the island, lots of small harbors and beautiful beaches. There are also lots of peaceful country lanes where you can go cycling, admire the nature and enjoy the idyllic surroundings. Jersey is a very friendly destination, equally popular among families, couples and solo-travelers.
Visiting Jersey is ideal between May and September when the average temperatures are above 20 C. Rainfall typically occurs in the winter months, and the average sea temperature in the summer is above 17 C. All beaches in Jersey are nice, but sometimes there are strong currents which you should be careful about.
Just like on other Channel Islands, there is no Value Added Tax on Jersey which makes it very attractive destination for shoppers. Interesting local products which you can buy here include pottery, knitwear and woodcrafts. When it comes to nightlife, most of it is centered on St.Helier where you will find many restaurants and pubs. On the island there are several film and music festivals going on throughout the year. There are many live music shows on the weekends in St.Helier, as well as several nightclubs. Those people that prefer traditional dances can take part in some nice courses where you can learn Scottish country dancing. Jersey also has plenty of restaurants for any taste. Most popular food is seafood, and lobsters, oysters, scallops and spider crabs are especially delicious. There are many fish markets selling fresh fish, and the island has a good reputation for excellent cuisine no matter whether you sit in a wine bar, a restaurant or a pub.
There are many things worth doing and seeing on Jersey Island. Visit Bouley Bay if you are interested in fishing on a nice fishing port, enjoying on a small beach or seeing an old fort. In St.Helier you can go visit the Elizabeth Castle. This fortress was occupied during the World War II and is really impressive. Golf lovers can enjoy playing on two very attractive 18-hole golf courses – Royal Jersey in Grouville and the La Moye in St.Brelade. There is also another 18-golf course called Les Ormes and a 9-hole course Wheatlands. Jersey War Tunnels is another interesting location dating from the WWII, where you will see lots of relics from the war. Jersey Zoological Park is a home to lots of endangered species and is another place well worth visiting. The museum called La Hougue Bie is the place where you can see the very large tomb dating from Neolithic times, five millenniums ago. There are many exhibitions there from the history and archaeology of the island. For wine lovers, visit La Mare Vineyards located near the Devil`s Hole. The vineyards are located on an ancient farmhouse dating from the 18th century, and there you can sample some tasty local wines.