Top storm watching spots
In the winter Jersey comes into its own with wild weather and exhilarating beach walks to wrap up and enjoy. The island’s west coast is exposed to the full force of the Atlantic weather systems and makes the perfect spot to watch the wind and waves roll in with all their dramatic winter beauty. Just make sure you stay well away from the water’s edge - and at a safe distance. Here are a few of our favourite safe viewing spots:
Storm watch in style
Storms are always even more magical when watched from the comfort of a luxury hotel room and the Atlantic Hotel’s sea-facing rooms are perfectly positioned to catch the best of the westerlies. See the storms come in over the sea and then take shelter in Ocean, The Atlantic Hotel’s ocean restaurant for a calmer experience.
It’s hard to beat the drama from this historic bird’s eye view spot. With its floor to ceiling 360 degree glass top floor overlooking Corbière Lighthouse and the island’s southwestern tip, the Radio Tower is probably the best vantage point for a Jersey storm watching stay. Rent this unique second-world war Bauhaus-inspired tower from Jersey Heritage for a full of character winter stay.
Shelter from the storm
When the weather’s stormy - make sure you watch the waves at a safe distance. Head inside contemporary El Tico’s glass fronted restaurant for the best views of the swell and an excellent hot chocolate to go with it. Take some time to out to relax with friends and see the weather change across the sweep of St. Ouen’s Bay.
Windswept beach walks
Head to south-facing St. Brelade’s Bay to fill your lungs with fresh sea air and enjoy a few windswept beach walks along this beautiful sandy bay. Book a room at The St. Brelade’s Bay Hotel and you’ll get plenty of sea views - the hotel’s gym and spa overlook the beach.
Feel the elements
The most dramatic place to catch a stormy shot of the island? Definitely Corbière lighthouse on Jersey’s southwestern corner. Stay well away from the waves though and make a stop at Corbière Phare restaurant for a welcome escape as the weather gets wild - you might even see waves breaking over the island’s iconic 19th century lighthouse.