What's the Weather Like in Jersey in December
Jersey is a must-visit island especially if you're looking for an incredibly beautiful island with several top-rated attractions and a diverse cultural heritage. With both British and French influences, Jersey is a major global tourist hub offering visitors a unique and memorable holiday experience. Whether you want to spend time at the beach, travel back in history or sample the finest British and international cuisine, this is the place to be.
In December, temperatures drop further to a monthly average temperature of 7°C (45F). The highest temperature for December is 8°C (46F) while the lowest temperature is 6°C (43F). The average sea temperature for December is 11°C (52F). During the month, the average surface water temperature gradually decreases by 3F over the course of the month.
In December, Jersey receives an average of 2 hours of sunshine per day. Cloud cover increases gradually over the course of the month from 59% to 64%. The clearest day of the month is December 1. For reference, the cloudiest day of the year is December 30.
Sunshine and Sunset
In December, the length of day gradually decreases with an average reduction of 15 minutes from the first to the last day of the month. The shortest day of the month is December 21 while the longest day is December 1. The earliest sunrise is on December 1 at 7.42am and the latest sunrise is on December 31 on 8.03am. On the other hand, the earliest sunset is on December 12 at 4.10pm while latest sunset is on December 31 at 4.19pm. Coincidentally, December 21 is the shortest day of the year.
In December, humidity remains constant at 0% throughout the entire month.
In December, the average hourly wind speed gradually increases from 18.2 miles per hour to 19.0 miles per hour during the course of the month.
Jersey Hotels in December
Jersey features a variety of accommodation options. From luxurious 5 star hotels to budget accommodation, Jersey has everything you need. Whether you want to stay inside the city or opt for the quiet and scenic outskirts, the choice is yours. All the hotels and guesthouses have superb amenities to keep guests comfortable and entertained throughout.
Ommaroo Hotel is a family owned hotel that sits on the picturesque seafront having been in business for over a century. The service offered here is warm and friendly. The hotel lies in a magical seaside location opposite the pool and beach at Havre des Pas, St. Helier. Jersey's capital, St. Helier is only a 10 minute walk away where you can enjoy numerous amenities such as shops, restaurants and bars. Set across 4 floors, Ommaroo Hotel features 82 ensuite bedrooms with some rooms offering guests unobstructed sea views. The exclusive delightful amenities will make your stay more joyful and fulfilling.
La Haule Manor
La Haule Manor should be your ultimate destination if you're looking for luxury guest accommodation. Located on St. Aubin's Bay, La Haule Manor is a true depiction of style and luxury aimed at guests who wish to stay in an exclusive and royal-like hotel in Jersey. The Manor dates back to 1796 having been lovingly restored and decorated to meet modern day standards. The rooms are tastefully furnished with classy décor that emphasizes on comfort, luxury and relaxation. Guests who come here are guaranteed to have a memorable holiday experience.
Sarum Hotel is a budget hotel that is located in a quiet residential area west of St. Helier. To access the West Park Beach at St. Aubin's Bay, you only need to walk for five minutes. In addition, St. Helier Central Business District is within an easy walking distance and here, you can access various facilities to eat, drink and do shopping. The hotel offers guests a choice to select from single, double, twin or treble self-catering bedrooms. Should you need more space i.e. you're a couple or travelling with your family, there are two bedroomed suites in the adjacent property. This is a great place that offers you value for your money.
Avoca Villa Guest House
Avoca Villa Guest House is a comfortable guesthouse with 7 modern rooms; 3 family rooms, 2 double rooms and 2 single rooms. All the rooms come with basic amenities and guests have a chance to unwind and feel comfortable at the hotel. The guesthouse is only a 5-minute walk from St. Helier Central Business District, the beautiful beach, harbour and 10-minutes to the main bus terminus. Avoca Villa Guest House is the perfect base to tour various attractions in Jersey.
Jersey Beaches in December
St Brelades Bay
St. Brelades Bay is a favorite destination for Jersey visitors because of its safe swimming and golden sand. Voted as one of UK's top 3 beaches, St. Brelades Bay is beach paradise that offers guests the best nature's magical experiences. While at the beach, you can engage in numerous exciting watersports and family-friendly activities. There are plenty of beach cafes and seaside restaurants where you can grab your favorite meals. St. Brelades Bay offers the perfect backdrop for beach walks and sunbathing.
Restaurants and Bars
Jersey is an exciting destination for foodies and tourists looking for endless fun and entertainment. Many internationally renowned restaurants and bars are based on Jersey Island guaranteeing guests the chance to indulge in various food cultural journeys as well as enjoy exotic wines and beers.
Banjo is a European-style grand brasserie situated right next to the market. Sitting in a historic building in St. Helier, the restaurant has a charming aura. The brasserie and Dining Room have their own individual unique character and can comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests for lunch and dinner. Banjo Café also offers various lighter meals, drinks, bar snacks and cocktails. Everyone's dietary interests are well taken care of. There is a vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diet. Banjo is open every day from 11am-11.30pm except Sundays.
Quayside Grill and Bistro
Quayside Grill and Bistro offers guests a delightful and unique dining experience that you cannot afford to miss. If you're looking for the best place to relax, eat and drink in Jersey, you need to be at Quayside Grill and Bistro. The restaurant specializes in serving a wide selection of the freshest seafood. While dining, enjoy stunning views over St. Helier. At night, the outdoor terrace comes alive and guests can unwind comfortably as there are external heaters and an underfloor heater to keep you warm throughout. An extensive wine list compliments every seafood delicacy; there's no doubt this restaurant represents the true taste of Jersey. Quayside Grill and Bistro opens daily from 12pm-2pm and 5pm-9.30pm. On Sunday, lunch hours are extended from 12pm-4pm.
Wildfire Grill Restaurant
Wildlife Grill Restaurant is set in an informal environment that mimics New York's Grill restaurants. A wide variety of Breeds and succulent cuts of beef are prepared over coal and served with various salads, starters and dishes. Aside from beef, you can enjoy the freshest local fish or an awesome Champagne Cocktail. Wildlife Grill Restaurant is located upstairs while Fuegos downstairs is known for its small plates, tapas and deli lunch as well as exciting dinner options. The casual and informal yet contemporary ambience is an experience everyone who dines here lives to remember. The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 12pm-2.30pm and 6pm-10pm.
The Tenby located in St. Aubin serves a mix of eclectic and traditional foods which are prepared using Jersey's seafood. Overlooking the harbour, the restaurant has commanding views of the village and every meal is prepared using the freshest local ingredients. Alfresco dining is available on the garden terrace when it's sunny. The restaurant offers a children's menu so feel free to visit The Tenby with children, they will be happy as their dietary needs are included in the restaurant's menu. The Tenby opens Monday through to Sunday from 11am-11pm. Lunch is served daily between 12pm-2.30pm and 6pm-9pm for dinner. On Sunday, food is served from 12pm-8pm.
Things to do in Jersey in December
Tour The Botanic Gardens at Samares Manor
The Botanic Gardens at Samares Manor is located in St. Clement about 1.5 miles east of St. Helier. The Botanic Gardens are a series of gardens that have been in existence since the 1920s. The gardens command tranquility, style and offer peaceful and beautiful surroundings lined perfectly with nature. Explore various kinds of diverse plant species and visit the Rural Life Museum and Manor House which are both open to the public. You can dine at the bistro style restaurant as well as visit the Plant Center and gift shop. Visitors come here for both fun and educational tours. The Botanical Gardens are easily accessible by public transport from St. Helier.
Visit Tamba Park
Tamba Park is among Jersey's newest attractions and definitely an awesome place you would want to visit. The park is set in a beautiful natural scenery where guests can see various kinds of family attractions such as the Boating Lake, Dino Trail, Birds of Prey Center, Adventure Playground, Mini Arcade, African Sculpture Walk, an indoor Rain Forest themed Playzone and a Gift Shop. You can also grab your favorite drinks and food at the Ruff's Kitchen Restaurant and the Lakeside Café.
Tour the Jersey Escape Rooms
Jersey Escape Room is found at Jersey War Tunnels in St. Lawrence. Set during the era of occupation of Jersey by Germany, the Escape Room is a thrilling spot where visitors not only have fun, but learn about history in a fun and engaging way. Groups of four to eight people stage a raid on the office of the German Commandant and rely on their skills, intelligence and teamwork to escape. Team are given an hour to decipher puzzles, solve clues and unlock chests to reveal the code that is used to unlock the door. All the artefacts in the room are an exact historical replica setting the right environment for the activities. The room shares the same compound with War Tunnels but is regarded as a separate Jersey tourist attraction. As opposed to buying a ticket to access the Jersey War Tunnels, visitors are not charged to access the Escape Room. The Jersey Escape room is ideal for groups, families, tourist groups and corporate groups.
Spend a Day at Elizabeth's Castle
Elizabeth Castle is the secret to Jersey's history and heritage. Set on a tiny rocky island in St. Aubin's, the large medieval and majestic Castle stands tall telling Jersey's interesting past and how the island fought its battles and protected itself against external attacks. For three centuries, the Castle shielded Jersey Island against external invasion. Explore the Castle and see numerous historical attractions such as the Hermitage that was believed to be St. Helier's residence in 550AD, turrets and bunkers. Climbing the battlements is one of the most exciting activities at the Castle.