Franklyn Guest House
Franklyn Guest House


Only 9 miles long and 5 miles wide, Jersey is located 100 miles of the South cost of England and just 14 miles from the Normandy coast of France.

Jersey has over 50 miles of dramatic coastline, with many long sweeping bays of golden sand. Warmed by the Gulf Stream the waters aroud Jersey are ideal for swimming and watersports.

Jersey's countryside is equally impressive, with a great diversity of flora and fauna with green lanes which give priority to walkers and cyclists over cars. Jersey as a rich agriculture and horticultural history and is internationally renowned for its Jersey Royal new potatoes and beatiful dairy cows.

Public Transport

By Air

From London there are at least 12 flights to the Island a day, with journey times of less than an hour. Regular scheduled flights also depart from over 25 UK regional airports. What’s more, ongoing investment and development at Jersey Airport ensures your arrival is smooth and stylish.

By Sea

If you wish to bring your car to the Island, fast ferry services leave from the south coast of England. Sail from Poole or Weymouth with Condor Ferries and you can be in Jersey in less than 4 hours.
Condor Ferries operate a car and passenger service from the south coast of England to St Helier. You can choose to travel by fast car-carrying catamaran or the more leisurely, but comprehensively equipped, conventional car ferry.

Within Jersey

Jersey has over 350 linear miles (563 kms) of paved road to explore by car. Alternatively, you can nip around the island by boat, or even get a bird’s eye view of the long curving beaches and the motley patchwork of fields and houses from the air. Allowing you to create your own itinerary and experience the sights and sounds of Jersey at your own pace.


It is easy to access all parts of the Island using the local bus service, whose routes radiate from the Weighbridge in St Helier. Explorer tickets are available for 1, 3, and 5 days and most of the new fleet have easy access for wheelchair users.


Taxi ranks can be found at the airport and St Helier. Different tariffs are applied for day and night hire and on public holidays. Extra charges are made for waiting time and luggage not carried in the passenger compartment. Tariffs are subject to change.

There are two types of taxis on the Island, Controlled (Taxis) and Restricted (Cabs). The main difference between the two is that Controlled taxis have a yellow roof sign and a Restricted cab will have a white roof sign normally with the company name on and the words 'restricted'.

Local Tourist Information

Jersey is like the West country with a pleasant twist of France, a place where La Rue de la Vallée leads to St Mary's Parish Church and if you look east on a good day you can see the beaches of Normandy stretching out like a long, golden baguette. For parents, who like to holiday somewhere safe and easy that will also stimulate the senses, Jersey really is the best of both worlds. You get all the virtues of the classic British seaside holiday complete with kites, beach cricket and peering into rock-pools, yet there's also a feeling of a refined way of life and a dash of continental values. You can even take a day-trip to St Malo on a fast ferry that takes just 75 minutes, as we did for a slap-up Sunday lunch that starred oysters, langoustines, Muscadet and some very messy profiteroles.

Boat Trips

How about landing a sea bass (and barbequing it for dinner!), spotting dolphins or racing a catamaran? Does a cruise around the bay, a day trip to France, or snorkelling off one of the Island’s beautiful offshore reefs? Or perhaps sipping champagne on deck while your friendly skipper sails sunwards is more your thing? Experience a different side of Jersey on a boat charter. Taste the tang of the sea air, feel the wind through your hair and discover your sea legs – this is Jersey as the locals know it.

Coach Tours

Island tours of Jersey are available for a morning, an afternoon, an evening or a whole day.

Full-day tours give an opportunity to get a real feel for the Island and its diverse and beautiful coastline. These leisurely and informative tours, starting in St Helier, include most of the bays with refreshments and photo stops as well as suitable stops for lunch. The tours include a visit to many local attractions, farms and gardens. A Courtesy Service operates from most hotels and pick-up points to connect with most tour departures from the main coach station.

Arts & Crafts

Whether you are seeking high culture in the form of the performing arts, art galleries, potteries or local crafts, Jersey offers the visitor a rich array of artistic possibilities. The Island's craft shops are situated out of town in attractive country and coastal settings. All privately owned, they are interesting to visit and provide an excellent source of ideas for gifts and mementoes.


Jersey has everything that is ideal for a family holiday - safe, clean beaches, country walks, attractions and sports that appeal to all ages and restaurants that make children feel at home.

In addition to acres of clean, white sand, Jersey has a number of world-class attractions that will appeal to the younger crowd. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is set in 31 acres and named after its founder Gerald Durrell. It is internationally famed for its work in saving and breeding endangered species.

Two other award-winning museums, the Jersey and the Maritime, have interesting exhibits giving children and adults alike a glimpse of Jersey’s past and its rich maritime history. The unique living museum at Hamptonne re-creates life as it was lived in the last century.
Tourist Attractions near the Guest House - Castle
Tourist Attractions near the Guest House - Maritime Museum
Tourist Attractions near the Guest House - Zoo
Tourist Attractions near the Guest House - Golf