ROZEL HARBOUR - JERSEY
On a 2 week holiday in the summer to Jersey, we stayed at the wonderful Rozel Campsite, which is located in Rozel, at the top right of Jersey, within easy reach of Rozel Harbour. We (me, The Husband, The Child and The Dog) all agreed that one of our favourite things to do in our stay in Jersey, had been to walk from the campsite, down through the lovely quiet green lanes down to the harbour which offered ample opportunity for rockpooling, stone skimming, tasty food, ice creams, lovely views and a refreshing dip (The Dog).
There are two routes to walk down to the harbour – down the ‘main’ road where there is no footpath and quite a few cars and buses, or much better we found – along the Rue de Caen and then turn right onto La Vallee de Rozelas quieter lanes and an interesting walk.
This walk brings you out just by the Rozel pub and very close to the beach and harbour. The beach is a mix of sand and pebbles with small fishing boats moored in the harbour. There is the Hungry Man Kiosk in the harbour which has tables right by the harbour wall so a good view. It serves sandwiches, the most enormous burgers and good breakfast rolls (sausage, eggs, bacon etc.) which will certainly fill you up. It also does teas, coffees and ice cream. We had lunch there a few times and it was very tasty and a very nice experience. In fact the only problem I had was that there were two ducks who seemed to have taken up residence on the wall of the harbour by the Hungry Man. The Dog does like a bit of duck chasing. I had not spotted them when The Dog lunged at them which nearly resulted with her in the harbour and me catapulted over the railing into the harbour, much to the amusement of the other diners! The ducks flew off though quacking their disgust. I was better prepared next time we went and sat away from their perching point.
We also ate lunch one day at the Rozel tea rooms. There is a terrace upstairs with tables and umbrellas for shade and it was very pleasant and the food was nice. We did not try the Rozel pub as we ran out of time but that is something we will have to do next time we go!
After spending some very pleasant hours in Rozel Harbour, we ambled to the bus stop (which is right next to the beach) to wait for the bus to take us back up the hill.
Rozel Harbour gets a big tick from me and a big tick from The Child ✔️✔️
Dogs are allowed on the bus (at the driver's discretion) and there are two buses an hour. You can download the bustracker app which will show you where your bus is so you can see if it is en route. (There are sometimes delays due to the narrow roads and bus / tractor situations.) You can also pay by card now which makes it easier if you don’t have cash to hand.