Where to Stay in Jersey
There is a vast range of places to stay, eat out, and places to visit and activities to do in Jersey.
It is possible to make this more than just a kayaking trip.
If you are arriving from outside the United Kingdom, you must have a passport to enter Jersey.
Flights. Fly from UK regional airports to get more time on the water. Jersey also has good connections to European airports via Gatwick.
During the summer, there are also direct flights from Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands (Amsterdam), and France (Rennes). Jersey Airport has a list of flight schedules.
Ferries. On all ferries, booking is essential. Condor Ferries operate high-speed car ferries from Poole and St Malo (France). There is also a slower car ferry from Portsmouth to Jersey. Manche Ille operates a passenger-only ferry from Grainville (France). Kayaks cannot be carried onto car ferries and must be on your car. You can use our sea kayaks and kit, which is included in the course fees.
Accommodation on Jersey.
There is a vast range of places to stay in Jersey. Here are a few we have received good reports from kayakers about:
The Ben Mor B&B is excellent, is beside the beach, and is very popular with visiting kayakers.
Hotels: The Moorings Hotel, Gorey harbour. A lovely hotel and restaurant beside Gorey harbour. There are a few good places to eat and a few pubs nearby. It’s on an excellent bus route (lines 1, 1a, 2 & 13), and they also have electric bikes for hire.
We also had good reports from paddlers who stayed at Maison Gorey Hotel in Gorey village and the Beausite Hotel in Grouville.
Hotel de Normandie and Ambassador Hotel get some good reports for value as a 3* hotel. Both hotels are on bus line 1.
Pontac House Hotel is good value and is also on the line 1 bus route and next to the beach.
There is also a lot of Airbnb.
Hostel: Jersey Accommodation & Activity Centre in Gorey gets good reports.
Camping: Jersey Accommodation & Activity Centre above Gorey harbour has camping. It’s only a short walk to Gorey village/port, where there are many places to eat, a few pubs and good bus connections. This campsite is closer to places to eat and drink than the other campsites. Plus, the sea view is magnificent.
Farm Camping: If you like camping on a farm, I can sometimes arrange this with a nearby farm—basic facilities with a shower and toilet.
Camping kit hire: We have a small stock of camping gear (two-person tents, sleeping bags, mats, and some utensils) for kayakers on our courses to hire. Please get in touch with us.
Bus travel: If you plan to travel by bus, select accommodation on bus line 1 or in St Helier within walking distance of the bus station. You can buy bus passes or pay by debit/credit card when you board the bus. The excellent bus service from the airport to St Helier bus station is much cheaper than a taxi.
We do not offer passenger transport because Jersey has an excellent bus service. We’ll meet at the departure point (not at our office).
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more advice.