Mont es Croix Cottage is less than 10 minutes drive from Jersey Airport and about 30 minutes from the Ferry Port, - even if the sat nav says only 16 minutes!
St Brelades Church
Just down the hill from the cottage is the beautiful St Brelades Church and Fisherman's Chapel an early medieval chapel dating to before 1035. It is believed to be the site of a church from the 6th century.
Beauport bay has a secluded sandy beach that is accessable from paths and is a 10 minutes walk from Mont es Croix Cottage. There are both steep and easy paths to the beach.
Le Corbiere Lighthouse
Further around the coast is Le Corbiere Lighthouse. The lighthouse can be visited at low tide or just admired while watching the sunset over a meal at the Corbier Phare restaurant.
In the summer there is usually an ice cream van in the carpark selling Jersey ice creams, but beware of the seagulls as there are some that will fly in from behind and steal your ice cream.
St Brelade's Bay
St Brelades bay has a fine sandy beach less then 5 minutes walk from the cottage. There are lots of restaurants and a few shops on the promanade. In the mid-bay area there is a watersports shop for hiring of canoes etc.
On the far side of the bay you can see La Cotte, an area that Neanderthals used for killing and butchering mammoths (click on the image). It is one of the most important Neanderthal sites in Europe dating from a time when Jersey was linked to France by land.
St Ouens Bay
St Ouens Bay is a great place for surfers. The beach is about 5 miles long facing westward towards the Atlantic so there are beautiful sunsets on this bay.
The southern end of the bay is about 2 miles from the cottage and well worth visiting.