Below is a list of a number of attractions in Jersey.
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SPORTS: Jersey cater to all sports lovers, both on the sea and ashore.
Scuba diving: Bowley Bay diving tel: 01534-866990 www.scubadivingjersey.com
Surfing: The most renowned venue is St Ouen’s bay where the rollers are up to championship standard.
Windsurfing: find boards for hire and qualified instructors on hand at St Brelade’s, St Aubin’s and Grouville bays.
Other Watersports: St Brelade’s Bay on Jersey has the most on offer for canoe, rowing boat or pedalo. The more daring water-babies, waterski, jetski, parascend or even ride on a towed inflatable banana, are in St Brelade’s Bay, La Haule in St Aubin’s Bay or the Gorey end of the Royal bay of Grouville.
Cycling: There are bike hire shops in the major centers.
Golf: Top players compete in the Jersey Open in June at La Moye (tel: 01534-747166). Here and at the Royal Jersey (tel: 01534-854416) you need proof of handicap to play, while Les Mielles (tel: 05134-482787), the Jersey Recreation Ground (9 holes; tel: 01534-721938), Wheatland’s (9 holes; tel: 01534-888844) and Les Ormes (9 Holes; tel: 01534-497000) welcome all players.
Horse riding and racing: Jersey revives old-time horse-racing at Les Landes, above the sea.
Motor racing: St Ouen’s Bay, Jersey, hosts motorcycle and car races.
Tennis: The Jersey Recreation Grounds (tel: 01534-721938), Caesarean Tennis Club (tel: 01534-789321) and Les Ormes (indoor courts; tel: 01534-497000).
The Channel Islands are the next best thing to a duty-free zone. Duties are low and Value Added Tax nonexistent. The best bargains are luxury items such as jewellery and perfume, but some restrictions apply. As well as browsing shops and departments stores in and around King Street, St Helier. What are you looking for?
Alcohol: Consider liqueurs produced using the rich local cream of Jersey’s native wine from La Mare Vineyard, which has a shop selling its produce, Maison la Mare in king street , St helier.
Books: Ottakars in Queen Street and The Printed Word at the Jersey Museum, St Helier.
Ceramics: Jersey Pottery sells expensive pots and crockery.
Jewellery: Jewelers in St Helier sell everything from miniature silver milk cans to gold chain by the yards. Devotees should also visit Jersey Goldsmith and Jersey Pearl.
Knitwear: Jersey sweaters are made and sold at Jersey Woollen Mills, five Mile Road, St Ouen.
Stamps: Philatelists are drawn to the main post offices in Jersey.
Other Craft: The island of Jersey has candle workshops at Plemont where you can watch wax being dyed and moulded, and purchases the final products. For a really unusual souvenir, how about one of Jersey Woodturner’s walking sticks made from stalks of Jersey’s famous giant cabbages?
Jersey offers something for all generations. There is live music at The Bridge (Weighbridge), Chambers, Blue Note or Fort Regent. For nightclubs in St Helier try Folies (The Esplanade), Liquid (The Waterfront) or Pure (Caledonia Place). Caberet and dance shows are often hosted by hotels (see the Jersey Evening Post). Pubs often feature live jazz, folk and amateur nights. The revamped Opera House (tel: 01534-511115, www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk) and the multi-faceted Jersey Arts Centre (tel: 01534-700444/400) lay on theatre, dance, classical and jazz concerts. St Helier has two cinemas: The Forum in Bath Street (tel: 01534-871611, www.forum.je) and cineworld UK, the Waterfront (tel: 0871-220 8000, www.cineworld.co.uk).
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Jersey Zoo provides a fail-safe half-day of entertainment and education, while Living Legend’s high tech extravaganza will excite any youngster with imagination. The hands-on exhibits at the Maritime Museum, farmyard animals at hamptonne, and parrot and falconry shows at Samares Manor will all appeal to youngsters.