Monday, 25 September 2017

Postcards from St Brelades Bay, Jersey

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I'm excited to say that last week I went on holiday to Jersey!! Not only was this my first time visiting Jersey but my first trip abroad & on an aeroplane since I was 4 years old! It was a girlie trip with my Mum and we stayed for 3 nights at St Brelades Bay Hotel on the South West of the island, it's set in 5 acres of gardens and overlooking the most stunning beach. I was really looking forward to capturing all the beautiful views with my camera!

Due to the fact I've suffered with multiple chronic health problems most of my life travelling hasn't really been an option for me. However I've had some treatment earlier this year (called Prolotherapy) which has made me a bit stronger and I just decided - I'd waited a long time I'm going to take a leap and go somewhere while I could! It was only a 45 minute flight from Southampton airport which I thought I should manage okay and be a good trial to see how I go. Turns out I am incredibly motion sick! I always was as a child in the car but thought I'd grown out of it. It was a very windy flight though and on a small FlyBe aeroplane so I don't think that helped. It took me the rest of the day to recover to be honest but thank you for everyone's advice on Instagram because I dosed up on all your suggestions for the flight home - tablets, seabands & chewy mints - and managed okay! I may also do a blog post on what it's like to travel with a wheelchair as well because I really had no idea what to expect and there were a few things I wish I'd known. Once we got to Jersey though it really was all worth it and I was determined to make the most of my time there. 

I would describe Jersey as a little gem of a destination that is all too often overlooked. You literally can't believe you're only a short hop across the channel, it feels more like you're on a far flung tropical island with its palm trees & soft golden sands! I was surprised at how many people have commented on my Instagram posts saying that it's somewhere they have never been before. I think I may have convinced quite a few of you already though to consider it as your next holiday destination! 

As lover of the sea, having lived by it all my life, I really appreciated that in  Jersey you’re never more than ten minutes from the water’s edge. Our hotel was literally just a few paces from the beach and I spent so much time sitting on the balcony in our room watching the waves, very relaxing and tranquil. St Brelade’s Bay is one of island’s most popular beaches, loved by visitors for its golden sand and safe swimming. It also has a tiny little jetty and even a seaside Parish Church along its Western tip. The beach faces south, so enjoys some of the longest days of sunshine to be found in Jersey. The Bay came 3rd place in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016. We stayed mainly around the St Brelade area during our trip as there was some much to see in the Bay and sunshine to soak up. However when we go again it would be really nice to take a trip to the main town of St Helier to explore and do some shopping. There is also a Lavender Farm in St Brelade that I would love to go and see when the Lavender is in season and blooming! 

In today's blog post I'm going to be sharing some of my favourite scenic shots from our trip and a few places we visited. I will be bringing you a separate post on the gorgeous hotel we stayed at as well as plenty of outfit posts as of course I couldn't resist getting tons of shots for my fashion blog content! So keep your eyes on my blog for more Jersey related posts.   


If you're thinking of planning a trip to Jersey I'd definitely recommend heading over to Jersey.com as it's packed with all the information you could need from where to stay, eat, shop, the sights & activities on offer and what's on throughout the year. Obviously I'd recommend staying in St Brelades Bay because, well, I think the pictures speak for themselves... 

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St Brelades Beach

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This magnificent dolphin statue was directly opposite our hotel.

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Tides | We loved watching the little boats and the tide coming in and out each day in a perfect circle.

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St Brelades Bay Hotel as viewed from the beach.

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Food Glorious Food | Both the Oyster Box and the Crab Shack restaurants were barely 2 minutes walk from our hotel overlooking the sea. We had a lovely dinner at the Oyster Box one night and popped by the Crab Shack for a indulgent milkshake. Unfortunately with all the other places on offer there didn't end up being enough meals in a day to have a proper meal there! Next time. 

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At The Crab Shack | Tropical Passion Fruit & Mango Milkshake, made with jersey milk, whipped cream & marshmallows. 

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A little shop located down the road from the hotel where I picked up some postcards.

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By Night | The circular bay lit up at night was a beautiful sight.

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Church | The local church was lit by spotlights which were turned on at 9pm every night and looked absolutely spectacular viewed from our balcony!

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Gardens | The Churchill Memorial Park Gardens was a lovely spot to sit and look at the beach.

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The view from the gardens in our hotel was gorgeous.

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We took a trip to St Aubins Bay one night for dinner at The Salty Dog (more on that in a later post), it was a lovely harbour town.

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Have you ever visited Jersey before? Let me know where you went in the comments below!





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  1. It looks amazing! I'm glad you had a good time x

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it really was a fantastic trip and I think some of the pictures I got look like they could be in the Caribbean! <3 xx

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  2. I love your photos - it definitely doesn't look as I'd expect. Like most people, I'd have overlooked the Channel Islands as a holiday destination, but you've definitely convinced me to go! xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post and I agree it's so much more beautiful and tropical looking than I expected too. It goes to show you don't need to travel far to find an incredible holiday destination! X

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  3. Your photos are absolutely stunning! I'm so glad you had a fab time and that you felt well enough to go :) Now you're back, we should organise a catch up? xx

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    1. Thanks hun! Yes, we absolutely should. Send me a message and let me know when you're free over the next few weeks? xx

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  4. I am so glad you have managed to travel! I love visiting the channel islands, but the planes are awful, as they're so small! You really feel every bump which isn't the best, but at least it's only a short distance! Jersey is really beautiful and you got so many beautiful photos xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Thanks Hannah! You're one of the first bloggers I've spoken to who has actually been there too actually! Ahh I know you totally can feel every bump, so are all the planes to the Channel Islands that small or is it just Flybe? I know Easyjet & BA go there but I wasn't sure if they would be just as small? Xx

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  5. It looks like you've been somewhere on the other side of the world, so beautiful! x

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    1. It really does doesn't it! I'm so happy I went there xx

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  6. I absolutely loved this post! After reading all about your time here, I definitely want to visit Jersey.

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    1. Yay, thank you! I reckon you would really love it there. X

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