The causeway to the Elizabeth Castle covers on an incoming tide extremely quickly. If you are unsure about the tide and conditions, don’t take the risk! The distance between the castle and shore at West Park is around 1.1km, so allow at least 15 minutes to cross the causeway.
In an Emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard
Tides and Causeway Calculator
Before you use the causeway, please check the tide times. There is a causeway access calculator, which gives information on when the causeway at Elizabeth Castle and other locations around the island will be accessible.
Click here to use Tide and Causeway calculator
If you get cut off
Don't panic and put yourself at risk. Jersey Heritage operate the Castle Ferry service when the Castle is open to the public. If you get cut off by the tide at the castle, please use the Castle Ferry service that will take you back to West Park. If the castle is not open to the public or the Castle Ferry service is not running, contact Jersey Coastguard on +44 (0) 1534 447705 or in an emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard
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