Gorey in Jersey; a castle overlooking a quaint harbour.
The main attraction in Gorey or indeed perhaps in Jersey, is Mont Orgueil. Gorey Castle-as it is known locally- was built in the 13th century as the main defence against the French whose coastline was only 14 miles away.
You can walk all the way through the castle- entrance fee payable– and get a fantastic view from the top looking down at the quaint fishing harbour below and over Grouville Bay, home to Jersey Oysters. On a clear day you can see the coast of France.
A small harbour, at the foot of the castle,lined by bars, cafes and restaurants with outdoor dining.
A short walk from the harbour is Gorey Village, there are lots of pretty old fisherman’s cottages here as well as some local cafes and shops. From here it is a very short walk to the sandy Grouville Bay.
WHERE TO EAT
Right on the harbour, Feast is one of the best restaurants in Gorey, serving modern dishes from ribs to first class seafood. In summer, try and get a table outside overlooking the harbour,
During the summer months, outside tables for lunch at The Moorings are quickly taken. In winter months it’s one of the best restaurants for Sunday lunch in Jersey.
The well established Dolphin Hotel and Restaurant in the shadow of the castle just across from the bus stop and only a stone’s throw from the harbour.It has been serving great seafood dishes to locals and visitors alike for decades. Portuguese specialities like espetadas are excellent too! There is a popular local’s pub next door that has outside seating.
Less than a 30 min drive from the town. Buses go regularly from the bus terminal in St Helier right to the harbourfront [Timetable here…]