St Helier, Jersey's capital and administrative centre, stands in St Aubin's Bay on the southern side of the island. The town is named after Jersey's first and most famous saint who lived and preached in the island in the 8th Century.
Jersey's parliament, one of the oldest assemblies in the Commonwealth, sits in the States Chamber in the Royal Square.The affluent town has a vibrant atmosphere, definitely British but with a distinct French and Portugese influences. Many streets carry old French titles and many shop fronts still display the names of their island founders.
The paved town centre boasts a huge variety of stores, shops, restaurants and cafes. Jersey's own produce, including flowers, Jersey Royal potatoes and freshly caught fish is on sale in the Central Market which dates from 1882.
The harbour and marina are always full of activity. Here visitors can watch the comings and goings of ferries, ocean-going yachts and small fishing vessels or take a walk around the facinating historic harbours, led by a Blue Badge guide.
St Helier has a wide range of museums including the Jersey Museum, the Occupation Tapestry and the award-winning Maritime Museum.
On a rocky islet in the bay stand Elizabeth Castle and the Hermitage. There are also a number of beautiful parks including Les Jardins de la Mer, in the newly created Waterfront area.
Les Petites Trains De Jersey A fun way to get around using one of these road trains.
Elizabeth Castle A fantastic castle to visit, just off the coast of Jersey.
St Helier's Church This parish church has now been completely restored.
St Saviour's Church 1.2 miles The parish church of St Saviour's with connections with Lillie Langtry.
Les Jardins de la Mer These recently developed public gardens are near the Waterfront development.
Howard Davis Park A nice public park with lawns and gardens.
Samares Manor and Gardens Jersey's own stately home with lovely gardens.
Jersey Museum and Art Gallery This museum tells you the history of the island and also has quite a good art gallery to browse around.
Occupation Tapestry Gallery See this famous tapestry depicting life during the occupation in WWII.
Maritime Museum Find out the island's nautical past and it's importance relationship with the sea.
Coronation Park 1.8 miles Ideal for a summer stroll, located just inland from the sea front.
Jersey Opera House Ideal for an entertaining evening out in Jersey.
Towns Near St Helier To Visit - straight line distance:St Saviour (1.32 miles) St Lawrence (2.57 miles) Grouville (2.63 miles) St Aubin (2.82 miles)