Exploring Jersey by hire car

Exploring JerseyJersey may be less than 50 square miles in size, but it is packed full of fantastic things to see and do at nearly every turn.

While nine miles by five does not seem a lot, a diverse set of attractions and natural beauty make it perfect for a short weekend break, a romantic getaway or even a trip packed with adventure.

That said, it is best explored from the comfort of a hire car, although there are also an extensive set of cycleways if you fancy discovering the island on two wheels.

The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey boasts a rich history and you’ll find an eclectic mix of British and French culture.

As well as beautiful beaches and coastal pathways, sea coves and caves, you can also explore numerous inland valleys that provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

1. The spectacular Mont Orgueil Castle towers over the harbour of Gorey, while the imposing 16th century Elizabeth Castle – accessible on foot via a causeway at low tide – can be found on a small tidal island visible from the capital St Helier.

2. Another popular attraction includes the Jersey War Tunnels museum, the former hospital complex details the occupation of the island during the Second World War.

3. Established in 1958 by Gerald Durrell and now known as Jersey Zoo, it is home to a huge range of endangered species.

4. If you wish to delve even deeper into the island’s culture, then a visit to the Jersey Museum and Art Gallery, and the Neolithic tomb and museum at La Hougue Bie are a must.

And you shouldn’t miss out on a chance to try the delectable cuisine that is on offer at many of the island’s renowned restaurants too.

If you want to discover Jersey from the comfort of a hire car this year, you may also want to consider an added extra in the form of car hire excess insurance.  This can provide peace of mind by covering the excess you would need to pay should your hire vehicle be damaged or stolen, and it costs less than you might think too.

Get a quote today to discover how little car hire excess insurance might cost you.

Date Created: 24 July 2018