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Jersey has one of the best sunshine records in the British Isles - it is warmed by the waters of the nearby Gulf Stream.

Wildlife thrives including the vast array of spring flowers, but also the creatures that live in the shimmering waters of this island.

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Spring is when islands are bursting with life and energy - and this is a great season to watch wildlife.

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  • Check out island nature watching opportunities from birds and Basking Sharps to flowers and fauna.

Jersey - Visitor Guide


Jersey, Channel Islands.

Telephone:Jersey Tourism - 01534 500700
Fax:Jersey Tourism - 01534 500808
Key attractions:

Spring flowers, marine life and wildlife in general.

Essential kit:

Binoculars for bird watching. Walking shoes.

Nature watching:

Spring is one of the best times to visit Jersey - in mid May visitors will find themselves surrounded by carpets of flowers.


Scuba diving - you can easily snorkel in the seas around Jersey, or why not go one step further and do a bit of scuba diving. The dive centre on the bay will kit you out.


Diving does literally open up a whole new world to explore and it doesn't take months of training. To qualify, you need to take a course lasting one or two weeks.

Access:Varies depending on locations - check with Jersey Tourist Board or individual attractions.
Getting there:

Located over 100 miles south of the British mainland within the Channel Islands.

Several airlines offer regular scheduled flights from the UK. There are also charter flights to Jersey from a bigger selection of airports.


Alternatively take the ferry - there are car and passenger services from Weymouth and Poole to Jersey.

Opening times:

Year round.

Charges:Some free, others have a charge depending on activities.
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