What you should know before hiring a car in Jersey
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Car hires in Jersey: practical information
Where to rent a car in Jersey
Are you heading to the Channel Islands for a holiday in Jersey? With an entire island to explore, it's a good idea to also compare car hire deals on top of your flights. There are only two ways to get to Jersey, by plane or by boat. Once you arrive, it's either bus or rental car.
You can hire a car from Jersey Airport upon arrival, Hertz, Avis and Europcar are located in the Arrivals Terminal. While it's the most convenient to pick up your cheap car hire in Jersey at the airport, don't rule out the option of picking one up in St Helier. Freedom Holidays rents cars out of their New Street location.
Driving in Jersey: parking and other tips
There is no shortage of parking in Jersey, especially in and around St Helier. If you're heading to the beach, just search for a free space along Victoria Avenue. The car parks located there are open Monday through Saturday from 8:00-5:00, charging £0.66/2 hours. In the other towns around the island you will be able to park on the streets, usually for free unless its a High Street.
If you plan to rent a car in Jersey, it's always a good idea to book a hotel in Jersey that offers its guests free use of their parking facilities. Then it's one more detail off your mind! Jersey has 350+ miles worth of roads to explore! Like home, cars drive on the left-hand side of the road with a speed limit of 40mph.
Road trips from Jersey: what to do, what to see
From St Helier, the beaches are just a short drive away. With 48 miles of beachy coastline, you can be sure that there's a spot for everyone under the sun. You'll find clear coasts from St Helier all the way around the cove to St Aubin. There's more to do that just swim on Jersey's shore. Kayak, coasteer, take a boat cruise, fish or even try your skill at kite surfing!
Just off the shore from St Aubin's Bay is Elizabeth Castle, a striking fortress that was used to protect and defend Jersey Island for more than 300 years. Today you can reach it by ferry at high tide or on foot at low tide, just don't get caught stuck on the island after the last ferry has gone once the tide starts coming in. The castle is open for tours from April to October. St Aubin's Bay is one of the best places on the island for beach combing and swimming.
Judith Quérée's Garden
For the horticulturists at heart, a trip to Judith Quérée's Garden should definitely be on the list. It has over 2,500 different kinds of plants (many of them rare and unusual which is why it's such an attraction)! The 350 year old cottage gives visitors a chance to peek into the rural lifestyle of Jersey as well. Her garden is free to visit, from May to September and is located in the charming town of St Ouen.