These unusual and unique places in Jersey go beyond the biggest tourist draws and instead lesser-visited places on this fantastic island in the English Channel.

    Jersey’s hidden gems are scattered right across the UK island, but thanks to its diminutive dimensions, you can still visit all of them in just a few days. From Neolithic tombs to German war bunkers, our list of unusual spots is sure to interest anyone with a love for unique attractions.

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    The Devil’s Hole

    Eerie sounds and beautiful sights

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    The Devil’s Hole is a collapsed cave that seems to whistle when waves are sucked between the rocks. Located on the north shore of Jersey, it’s close to Sorel Point on the North Coast Trail and fairly easy to find, thanks to a bronze statue that overlooks the coastline. From the viewing platform, you can see the other Channel Islands and even France.

    To see this natural oddity for yourself, take bus no 4 to reach the north coast from Jersey's main towns in the south of the island. The path to the viewpoint starts at The Priory Inn Devils Hole pub.

    Location: Devil's Hole, JE3 3BF, Jersey, UK

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    Reg’s Garden in St Brelade

    Let your imagination run away with you

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    • Families
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    Reg’s Garden is created by a passionate gardener and well-known Jersey local. All around the gardens, you’ll find models of fairies and pixies dotted among the plants, while the central pond is filled with koi carp. It’s a beautiful place to take the family. Best of all, you can enter for free.

    Combine a visit to Reg’s award-winning gardens with a trip to see Jersey’s lavender gardens nearby. The lavender fields bloom every summer, between June and August.

    Location: Badger's Holt - La Route des Genets, St Brelade, Jersey, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 743756

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    Hamptonne Country Life Museum

    See how the locals lived in centuries gone by

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    • Families
    • History
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    The Hamptonne Country Life Museum is a cultural gem in Jersey that explores rural life on the island over the centuries. The farm dates back to the 15th century and has many hands-on exhibits that show what it was like to live here.

    You can visit the museum's onsite pigsty and see dairy cows in the fields, take a walk through the apple orchard to learn how cider is made, and visit many listed buildings – each one from a different century and preserved to look and feel as it would have during that time.

    Location: La Rue de la Patente, St Lawrence, JE3 1HS, Jersey, UK

    Open: March–September: daily from 10 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 863955

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    La Hougue Bie

    A Neolithic tomb and museum

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    • History
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    La Hougue Bie is one of several Neolithic remains found on Jersey, which dates back to 3,500 BC. First excavated in 1925, the 18-metre-long passageway cuts through a mound of earth and is thought to have been the site of religious ceremonies in the distant past. A medieval chapel currently sits above the tomb.

    Next to the tomb is the Archaeology and Geology Museum, which displays pottery and other artefacts found in the area, plus the famed Jersey Mummy. You can find La Hougue Bie in the village of Grouville. If you want to explore the tomb, note that the passageway is quite cramped and narrow – it may be claustrophobic for some. 

    Location: La Route de la Hougue Bie, Grouville JE3 9HQ, Jersey, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 853823

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    Jersey toad statue

    Known locally as Le Crapaud

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    • Families
    • History
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    Jersey's toad statue (also known as Le Crapaud) is a fun and quirky sculpture in the centre of Saint Helier, where Charing Cross becomes Broad Street. Its meaning shows the wry wit of locals, as ‘toads’ was an insult given to the people of Jersey by their French neighbours. Rather than fight against it, the people of Jersey took the toad as their national symbol.

    Watching over the busy shops and restaurants that surround it, the grumpy toad is an unmissable selfie stop for shoppers, families, and locals as they make their way through town.

    Location: Charing Cross, St. Helier, Jersey JE2 3RX, Jersey, UK

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    Seymour Tower

    Walk 1 mile offshore to this landmark

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    • History
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    Walking along the seabed to Seymour Tower is one of the most unusual things to do in Jersey. Seymour Tower was originally built as a coastal defence in the 1700s, though it now operates as a kooky guesthouse. The selling point to visiting Seymour Tower is the unique attraction of walking among the rocks and sand at low tide. 

    It’s important to time your journey carefully because the tide comes in quickly – you may find yourself trapped at the tower. so it’s best to book a tour.

    Location: La Grande Route des Sablons, Jersey, UK

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    Faulkner Fisheries

    Well worth the trip to an isolated war bunker

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    Faulkner Fisheries is a go-to if you’re looking for some the freshest seafood in Jersey, barbecued and served right on the beach. Occupying a repurposed war bunker on the northwestern corner of the island, this restaurant and food supplier is a local gem overlooking St. Ouen’s Beach.

    You can choose to enjoy your pick of ocean delicacies as takeaways or have the team cook for you, all at some of the best value prices in Jersey. Meals are served in a foil carton, but the taste of fresh lobster, crab, squid and fish is guaranteed to be restaurant quality. Try to visit Faulkner Fisheries when the weather is nice as there’s no shelter to be found.

    Location: La Route des Havres St.Ouen, JE3 2FA Jersey, UK

    Open: Monday from 9 am to noon, Tuesday–Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 483500

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    La Corbière lighthouse

    Enjoy the finest sunset point on Jersey

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    • History
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    The La Corbière lighthouse is a popular sunset spot built on a rocky outcrop off the western coast of Jersey. At low tide, you can walk right up to the lighthouse along a concrete pathway, but do pay close attention to the changing tides.

    Look in the rock pools as you walk. You will be able to spot crabs, prawns and starfish all hiding in the small pools of seawater. For dinner with a view, Corbiere Phare Restaurant & Bar sits on the hillside overlooking the lighthouse and serves modern cuisine with a stunning backdrop.

    Location: Jersey, UK

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    German war bunkers at Noirmont Point

    One of many fascinating relics from WWII on Jersey

    • Unusual
    • History
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    The war bunkers at Noirmont Point were constructed by invading Germans when they overran the island during WWII. The rocky headland is quite close to St Aubin on the south coast of Jersey. You can explore the observation tower, ammunition rooms, and command centre. 

    While these structures were built in the 1940s, they are kept in pristine condition to this day. You can also look through a periscope that was once used to spy British naval boats and see right across the channel to France on a clear day. 

    Location: Noirmont Point, Jersey, UK

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