Jersey by the coastal paths



Discover rmy latest photos taken on the British Crown Dependency Island of Jersey in August-like weather, even though it's only May. Cliffs, sublime beaches, coastal paths overlooking the sea, splendid nature... That's the menu!

The first site on the south-western tip of the island is the magnificent Corbière lighthouse. The lighthouse, 19 m high with lantern and gallery, was erected in 1873 on a jagged rock mass. It is only accessible at low tide, at high tide, the rock is an island.

Watch the gallery

Still to the southwest, after the bay of Saint Brelade, is Beauport beach. Accessible via a small, very narrow road, you have to take a path with many steps down to the beach. You'll then discover a cove of fine sand and turquoise waters. 

Continuing on the west facade, facing the immense beach of Saint Ouen, you can see the "Rocco tower" built in 1796, and, there too, only accessible at low tide. You can rent it for the night. An unusual experience guaranteed!

To the northwest, Plémont beach. You have to earn it! You have to take a steep path, with an impressive drop, then a footbridge to access the beach. We no longer count the steps! But the view offered during the descent is superb. At high tide as at low tide, this beach is magnificent: caves, rocky furrows, (artificial) waterfall, fine sand and turquoise waters.

To the north of the island is another iconic site: Devil's Hole. It is a crater in the coastal cliffs into which the sea rushes. It's an easy 10-minute walk down a narrow path to the observation platform. The history of this crater dates back to the sinking of a French ship, 'Le Josephine', in 1851, whose bow was found inside before being removed, then sculpted into a statue of the devil, by a local a resident of the island, and installed above the hole. Nothing remains of it today.

Continuing along the east coast of the island, we reach the medieval fortress of Mont Orgueil. Built in the 13th century to protect the island from the French, this castle overlooking Gorey Bay was besieged by Bertrand De Guesclin in 1373 during the Hundred Years' War. When Elizabeth Castle was built in Saint-Aubin Bay to defend the port of Saint Hélier, Mont Orgueil Castle lost its strategic importance.