The Island beat destinations such as the Alps and the Scottish Highlands in the list created by Condé Nast Traveller. The magazine, which has a Twitter following of 714,000 people, described Jersey as a top spot for ‘foodies looking for an uncrowded, off-the-beaten-track escape’.
Speaking about the accolade, Economic Development Minister Lyndon Farnham said on Twitter: ‘Great to see our island take the number one spot for the best walking destination in Europe for quiet coastal hikes and fabulous food.’
The article described Jersey as somewhere with ‘narrow winding roads, pretty villages, friendly locals and incredible scenery around every turn’ and added how close the Island was to the UK while still having ‘a vibe all of its own’.
‘Different coasts have different characters. To the north there are adventurous towering cliffs and hidden bays; to the west, surf-friendly waves and never-ending stretches of sand; to the east, green rolling hills; and to the south, historical harbours and sheltered bays.
‘If you’re short on time don’t miss Plémont Beach,’ the article added.
Jersey was hailed as one of the best walking destinations alongside locations such as the Italian Dolomites, the Scottish Highlands and the Swiss Alps in the list, which was published in the magazine’s January edition.