This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Jersey. To help you make friends with Jersey before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Jersey, Channel Islands, England, is an island roughly thirty kilometres from the French coast and more than one hundred thirty-five kilometres south of the English shores. Jersey is one of eight inhabitant islands to the Channel Islands, an archipelago in the English Channel. Jersey is the largest and the most-populated island of the group; around one hundred thousand people permanently live on this green island with its sand dunes, rocky headlands, and some rugged cliffs. The official language of this self-governing democracy is English. The island -- with a surface area of just under one hundred twenty square kilometres -- has its own financial as well as legal systems and therefore its own courts of law, but still has political ties with the United Kingdom. It is a British Crown Dependency and the government of the United Kingdom represents the island on an international level. The biggest economic factors are financial services, tourism, and retail.
Outdoor enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the beaches on Jersey. Among the most popular beaches are St. Aubin's Bay and St. Ouen's Bay. St. Aubin's Bay is located on the south coast and offers sandy beaches, calm waters, and a comfortable infrastructure including beach cafes and refreshment shops. If you look for a long sandy beach, St. Ouen's Bay on the west coast is your choice. The waters are less calm, due to the exposed location. But the spot is popular with surfers, windsurfers and hikers.
During World War II, the Germans occupied Jersey; if you want to know more about this part of the local history, check out the Jersey War Tunnels. The tunnels are more than one kilometre long and give you a real impression how of the life and occupation back then. Inside the tunnels, you can see a collection of items and galleries that explain you in detail the resistance and the eventual liberation of the island.
Due to its unique location, Jersey has a moderate climate with more sunshine and less rain than most of the other parts of the United Kingdom. In summer, the mean maximum temperatures reach around twenty degrees Celsius. In winter, you can usually expect maximum temperatures around eight degrees Celsius.
If you want to spend some time on the island, there are numerous hotels, guesthouses, and holiday apartments available; there also exists an option for a Jersey, Channel Islands, England hostel. Most places are located on the south coast of the island and offer all the services you expect of a modern accommodation, such as Wi-Fi and free parking. Your Jersey, Channel Islands, England hostel is located in the northwestern corner of Jersey Zoo and provides excellent facilities and has friendly staff. Camping may be available at the hostel in Jersey, Channel Islands, England, as well.
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