Jersey-born Harry Trower is a director at one of the top estate agencies in Jersey so he knows his way around the island.
Here are some of his recommended ‘must-see and dos’ in his home parish of St Brelade
WALK FROM ST AUBIN TO CORBIERE
From the quaint harbour at St Aubin to the stunning headland overlooking the lighthouse the railway walk is a popular local walk used by runners, cyclists, families and everyone else.
Easily broken into sections with a couple of cafes along the way it is a beautiful trail that may not be obvious at the start. If you time it right, you can finish at Corbiere watching the sunset with a beer from the restaurant at the end. Well worth it.
SWIM AT BEAUPORT BAY
For all the fuss surrounding St Brelade’s Bay, it is not the prettiest bay in St Brelade. While there are other candidates, it is hard to look past Beauport.
Accessed down a fair few stairs, it is well worth the effort. Safe access to the sea and minimal currents make it perfect for all.
When the tide is up and there is no one around it is simply amazing.
WATCH THE SUNSET FROM THE SAND DUNES
While involving a small hike, once you are at the top of the Sand Dunes, the views are incredible. You can see from Corbiere Lighthouse all the way over L’Etacq to Sark and Guernsey. There is enough space up there to find your own quiet spot. Top tip, bring a blanket to sit on. The ground can be a bit spikey…
EXPLORE THE CLIFF PATHS
Corbiere, Portelet and Noirmont Point all have incredible coastal paths that are easily accessible and stunning to walk. You don’t have to do them all in one go but for the avid hiker, it is a nice and challenging walk involving some of Jersey’s most gorgeous bays and views.
SPEND AN EVENING EATING IN ST AUBIN
Whatever you feel like eating harbour and village of St Aubin- in the parish of St Brelade- will have a bar, cafe or restaurant that will suit your tastes and budget.
Add the beautiful harbour front setting and you will see why it is one of the most popular areas in Jersey. My tip is to go when the tide is up for that truly special experience.
Photos of Portelet Bay, Corbiere and La Rocco Tower are all by Sue Trower Photography.