Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands. It is a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, with its own financial, legal and judicial systems, and the power of self-determination making it not only a beautiful but also a fascinating place for a caravanning or camping holiday. Although it is not part of the United Kingdom, Jersey and has an international identity separate from that of the UK but the United Kingdom is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey.
Although the area is slightly harder to get to that the average caravan holiday destination the ferry route between the Channel Islands and the UK is an easy one. Operated by Condor Ferries from both St Helier, Jersey and St Peter Port, Guernsey, using high-speed catamaran fast craft to Weymouth and Poole in the UK as well as a regular passenger ferry service on the Commodore Clipper that goes from both Channel Island ports to Portsmouth daily, and carries both passengers and freight.
There plenty for caravners visiting the island to do all round the year, from the Jersey Rally, CAMRA Winter Ales Festival, the Jazz festival, Barclays boat show to Liberation Day celebrations’ including the Liberation Music Festival, the Food Festival, Spring Walking Week, Battle of the Flowers Parade and the Rubis Jersey International Motoring Festival. Is that doesn’t quench your thirst then there’s also the opportunity to make for the surrounding sea and trade you caravan in for the day – give sailing or water sports a go, head to the big surfing beaches and intimate rock-bound coves, clear diving waters and gently shelving sands. Or try to join the two metal detectorists who while on holiday in Grouville uncovered what could be Europe's largest hoard of Iron Age coins, worth up to £10 million. It was reported that the hoard weighed about three quarters of a tonne and could contain up to 50,000 Roman and Celtic coins.