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18 year old visitor.

Im a female 18 year old and I'm going to Trinity, Jersey next week to see my boyfriend for a week.

hes currently working in Durell Zoo for two months and hes there 5 days a week, because of this i will have to entertain myself during the days there. I wont be hiring a car and i'm up for a nice relaxing time.

What is there around the area thats easy to get to?

Is there much to do and any nice beaches close?

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1. Re: 18 year old visitor.

Hi Rosie,

I assume you are staying at Durrell. if so, you are on four bus routes:

http://mybus.je/timetable/3a

http://mybus.je/timetable/3b

http://mybus.je/timetable/Green

http://mybus.je/timetable/Yellow

The first two are the standard commuter buses; the last two are special tourist buses which only stop at 'places of interest'.

The main problem is that there is only one bus terminus, so if you want to travel across the island you normally have to go to Liberation Station in St. Helier first and then take another bus from there, but it's a great way of seeing the island.

You can buy a 5-day travel pass for £23.85. This allows unlimited travel on all routes for a 5-day period. Standard fare is £1.60 one-way so the travel pass is quite good value.

You can download the timetables here:

http://mybus.je/timetables

A Jersey Pass is also available which gives you free entry to lots of attractions:

jersey.com/english/…default.aspx

I would certainly recommend the Jersey Heritage sites:

http://www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit

As regards beaches, there are none within easy walking distance of Durrell. The best are in the West and South-West, especially St. Brelade's, Portelet, Ouaisné, Beauport and St. Ouen's Bay, all easily accessible by bus.

If you like walking then the north coast is within striking distance of Durrell. Bouley Bay is a short walk and from there you can go east to Rozel (little fishing-port with good food) or west to Bonne Nuit (small sandy beach and good café) and even further to Sorel (very beautiful at this time of year) and beyond.

If you let us know what your main interests are then we can give you more detailed information about where to go and also what to avoid.

Have a great time anyway,

Paul

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2. Re: 18 year old visitor.

I just had a look at the explorer routes and I think they'll serve you well.

On the green route ask the driver to drop you off at the Jersey Pottery stop, cross over the golf course (you'll see the path by the ice cream van!) and there's a nice stretch of sandy beach the other side. Not the best beach in the world but certainly nice enough for a relax in the sun, without having to go all the way to town and switch buses.

Gorey pier is also a nice place to have a walk around, people watch and a bite to eat or ice cream.

On the Yellow route, if you're interested in the island's history, stop off at the War Tunnels if you have an overcast day. Make sure to take a jacket as it's chilly in there! Also - make sure to spend a day at Durrell. I can easily pass a whole day there walking around, watching the animals and sunbathing!

Pack a couple of books and get ready for a slow pace of life and a very relaxing week!

:)

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3. Re: 18 year old visitor.

Why not consider hiring a bike? You can hire one in town (get the bus in). The cycle up to Trinity is OK for someone of moderate fitness (gentle uphill for 5 miles) - I do it every day and I wouldn't call myself fit

The Trinity Arms (pub) is good for sitting outside and having a drink.

If it was me, I would get the bus to town every morning, have a little wander around and then get the bus from town to a beach of my choice for the day. Then you can get the buses back in the afternoon/evening or your boyfriend could pick you up.

A day travel pass on the bus is £6.50 which can be purchased on board. Single tickets are £1.60, so if you are taking 4 trips, its cheaper to go for singles. There are no 'return' tickets

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4. Re: 18 year old visitor.

Yes, DarvAndKT's idea of a bike is a great one. There's a place directly opposite the bus station where you can hire them.

Cycling from St. Helier to Durrell you don't have to go up Trinity Main Road (Route de la Trinité) if you don't want to. Just take any turning to right or left and follow the country lanes. With a good map you won't get lost and will see more of the 'real' Jersey. The Green Lanes in particular are relatively traffic-free (15 mph limit).

One day you could cycle from Durrell to Grève de Lecq, the best of the northern beaches:

bbc.co.uk/jersey/…greve_de_lecq.shtml

We're all down on our prayer-mats here praying that the great weather we're currently having continues for you,

P

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5. Re: 18 year old visitor.

Oh I totally forgot - you can get a 1 week bus pass which is a lot cheaper. About £15 I think (not sure though). You have to buy them in town at the bus station - you can't buy them on board

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