Isle of Jersey

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"Jersey ( JUR-zee, French: [ʒɛʁzɛ] (listen); Jèrriais: Jèrri [dʒɛri]), officially the Bailiwick of Jersey (French: Bailliage de Jersey; Jèrriais: Bailliage dé Jèrri), is a British Crown dependency near the coast of Normandy, France. It is the second-closest of the Channel Islands to France, after Alderney.

Jersey was part of the Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes went on to become kings of England from 1066. After Normandy was lost by the kings of England in the 13th century, and the ducal title surrendered to France, Jersey and the other Channel Islands remained attached to the English crown.

The bailiwick consists of the island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, along with surrounding uninhabited islands and rocks collectively named Les Dirouilles, Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers, Les Pierres de Lecq, and other reefs. Although the bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey are often referred to collectively as the Channel Islands, the "Channel Islands" are not a constitutional or political unit. Jersey has a separate relationship to the Crown from the other Crown dependencies of Guernsey and the Isle of Man, although all are held by the monarch of the United Kingdom.Jersey is a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, with its own financial, legal and judicial systems, and the power of self-determination. The Lieutenant Governor on the island is the personal representative of the Queen.

Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom, and has an international identity separate from that of the UK, but the UK is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey. The definition of United Kingdom in the British Nationality Act 1981 is interpreted as including the UK and the Islands together. The European Commission confirmed in a written reply to the European Parliament in 2003 that Jersey was within the Union as a European Territory for whose external relationships the UK is responsible. Jersey was not fully part of the European Union but had a special relationship with it, notably being treated as within the European Community for the purposes of free trade in goods.British cultural influence on the island is evident in its use of English as the main language and the British pound as its primary currency, even if some people still speak or understand Jèrriais, the local form of the Norman language, and place names with French or Norman origins abound. Additional British cultural commonalities include driving on the left, access to the BBC and ITV regions, a school curriculum following that of England, and the popularity of British sports, including cricket." Wikipedia









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Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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La Collette Marina
1 . La Collette Marina
2.5

A basin south of the ferry terminal and home to local boats. Fuel station on Victoria pier.

Saint Helier Marina
2 . Saint Helier Marina
2.5

Five pontoons behind a tidal sill with a number of visitor berths at the far end. Good access to town.

Elizabeth Marina
3 . Elizabeth Marina
2.5

A large busy marina for local boats with a shallow approach. Overlooked by the Waterfront hotel.

Saint Aubin Harbour
4 . Saint Aubin Harbour
2.5

A sandy drying harbour surrounded by many restaurants. Anchor south-east of Fort beyond shallow rocks.

Belcroute Bay
5 . Belcroute Bay
2.5

A sandy sea bed bay south of Saint Aubin Harbour and Fort.

Saint Brelade's Bay
6 . Saint Brelade's Bay
2.5

A wide sandy beach bay also known as Ouaisne Bay. Shallow rocks in the centre. Several B&B's and cafe's line the promenade.

Bouley Bay
7 . Bouley Bay
2.5

A popular anchorage on a sandy sea bed overlooked by Fort Leicester.

Greve de Lecq Bay
8 . Greve de Lecq Bay
2.5

A rocky bay with a small sandy beach overlooked by Catel Fort.

Bonne Nuit Bay
9 . Bonne Nuit Bay
2.5

A rocky sea bed with a small drying harbour to the west of the rocky beach. Partly exposed rocks in the bay.

Saint Catherin's Bay
10 . Saint Catherin's Bay
2.5

A large sand sea bead bay with some partly submerged rocks on the approach.

Gorey Harbour
11 . Gorey Harbour
2.5

A sandy drying harbour under Mont Orgueil Castle on the eastern coast of Jersey with a collection of drying buoys outside the breakwater. Several restaurants around the pretty harbour.

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Top Towns

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Saint Helier
1 . Saint Helier
(Saint Helier )
2.5

The main town on the island of Jersey is home to a several marinas and a host of historical landmarks for exploring on foot.

Saint Aubin
2 . Saint Aubin
2.5

A picturesque village on the southern side of Jersey and home to a drying harbour.

Gorey
3 . Gorey
2.5

A fortified village on the eastern side of Jersey and home to a small drying harbour.






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