22, St. Helier Bus Station to L’Etacq

A dramatic coastal journey of history, jewels and delights!


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No. of Attractions:

18 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

55 minutes

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Starting point:

St. Helier Bus Station, Jersey

How to get here

Journey fact:

St. Helier is home to the world’s first hotel catering exclusively to tourists. The Royal Yacht Hotel, established in 1820, was pioneering for its time, focusing entirely on providing accommodations and services to visitors rather than local travellers. This innovation marked the beginning of Jersey’s evolution into a popular tourist destination. Today, the Royal Yacht Hotel remains a prominent landmark in St. Helier, situated a stones-throw from the Bus Station.

Journey Overview

A truly incredible journey combining fascinating elegant and plush Jersey architecture, heritage and charm in St. Helier with amazing views of sandy beaches and rugged coastline. Palm trees, perfectly sculptured gardens and restaurants with hanging baskets catch the eye as the bus leaves Jersey with its delightful pastel coloured ornate buildings.

The bus makes its way along the Promenade, with ancient towers situated on the shores and then the journey cuts inland towards the Airport and the sight of small private aircraft and the Jersey Rugby Club ground dominating the landscape. The Siam Cup is an annual rugby union competition held between the Channel Islands clubs of Jersey and Guernsey. It was first contested in 1920 and the trophy is the second oldest rugby trophy in the world to be contested after the Calcutta Cup.

Very soon the bus finds its way, climbing up above the coastline with the sea appearing on your left, and then suddenly in front of you appears the majestic and grandiose sight of the Corbière Lighthouse, which is a significant historical and navigational landmark. First lit in 1874, it stands as a testament to maritime safety and offers panoramic views from its vantage point. Visitors can explore the causeway leading to the lighthouse at low tide and learn about its history through informative displays. As you leave the lighthouse, you will see the expansive view of St. Ouen’s Bay, where the bus heads next after caressing and winding its way, cautiously round the dramatic headland, twisting one way and another, like a more gentle but still thrilling fairground ride, inclines, then declines in terms of gradient. As the bus heads along St. Ouen’s Bay (or the ‘5 mile road’ as it is known locally), it passes many historical towers, including Kempt Tower, Lewis Tower and La Rocco Tower.

The bus goes past the captivating and delightful Wetlands Centre wildlife and nature reserve and also on the right, The Jersey Pearl Experience appears, opposite the Military Museum, set amidst light green fields with small bushes – and a nice ice-cream van!

A steep hairpin bend, a twist to the left and the bus rises upwards once more with L’Etaq as the gripping climax, another stunning view and an array of rocks. It’s a dramatic end to one of the most memorable of journeys.

A Fab Day Out!

Enjoy a coffee or ice-cream at one of the many fab places just outside the Liberation Bus Station (there’s a great kiosk in Liberation Square selling lovely ice-cream!) – before hopping on the 22 bus and enjoying the scenic route towards the Valley Adventure Centre in La Moye. Kickstart your day with thrilling outdoor activities like zip-lining, archery, and high ropes courses. After an exhilarating morning, get on board the 22 to La Pulente, where you can relax and soak in the stunning coastal views. This is a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll along the beach and some photo opportunities.

Next, get back on board the bus to Le Braye, a popular spot for surfing and beachcombing. Spend some time here watching the surfers or, if you’re feeling adventurous, join a surfing lesson. Continue your beach-hopping adventure with a visit to Watersplash, a lively beach bar and café, ideal for families! Or, you may wish to visit the more relaxed La Braye or El Tico to enjoy a delicious lunch, with fresh seafood and refreshing drinks while overlooking the sea. El Tico do a fantastic Crab Linguine!

If you love nature, then a leisurely walk and over the road to The Wetlands Centre is highly recommended. It’s a state-of-the-art bird hide as well as a wetland interpretation centre. There’s a fab visitor centre, accessible by a door that opens into a tunnel through a dune mound. The tunnel then opens out to provide panoramic views of the reed bed and pond. The Westland Centre’s 16 viewing windows provide fantastic views of the reserve and its varied wildlife!

Now it’s time to re-join the 22 to Jersey Pearl, where you can admire beautiful pearl jewellery and learn about the fascinating process of pearl cultivation. It’s a great place to pick up a unique souvenir to remember your trip.

From Jersey Pearl, head across the road to the Channel Islands Military Museum, a poignant and educational stop. Delve into the island’s history during World War II, exploring the exhibits that tell the story of Jersey’s wartime occupation. The museum is housed in a German bunker that once formed part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences.

Then back onto the bus to L’Etaq. This charming area offers picturesque and dramatic views. Enjoy a peaceful walk along the cliffs or relax on the beach as the sun sets, casting a golden glow over the island.

The fun hasn’t finished and there’s the fantastic journey back on the 22 to St. Helier, reflecting on the diverse experiences and beautiful landscapes you’ve enjoyed. Explore the bustling Central Market in St. Helier for fresh produce and local crafts, then visit the Jersey Museum to delve into the island’s history. Wander around the picturesque Marina and Elizabeth Castle, accessible via a tidal causeway. Enjoy shopping on King Street, with its blend of high-end stores and boutique shops. Relax at Howard Davis Park, a beautiful green space perfect for picnics. Finally, savor local cuisine at one of the many excellent restaurants and cafes, completing a delightful day in this charming town.

Wonderful walk!

There’s some fantastic walks in Jersey to be enjoyed. Check out the link below for one of our favourites, which is around St. Helier Harbour and gives a perfect glimpse of this great place and is an ideal stroll to top or tail your trip on the 22 bus! It’s a 2.4 mile stroll, easy to walk and brought to you by www.jersey.com


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