The story goes like this ……
Legends say around 1850 or so, on a stormy night a French Cutter called “La Josephine”, hit the rocks off the North coast of Jersey and the figurehead of the ship was broken on impact.
Reportedly a local sculptor – John Giffard, took it with him and repaired it. He added arms, legs and horns to apparently make it resemble a Devil before placing it back near the hole!
And that is how is became known as “Devil’s Hole”!!!
Another version of a Legend says that the name “Le Creux de Vis" itself was mispronounced by reportedly English speaking speakers, who pronounced de Vis as Devil!!!
Being made of Wood – the original statue could not withstand the harsh winds and other elements of nature and has been replaced multiple times over the years.
The current devil is weathered bronze, a somewhat spooky guide that stands in an algae-covered pool along the top of the trail!
How to Get There
Situated near the wonderful northern coastline of Jersey – The Devil’s Hole can be reached easily buses available from the Liberation Square, St Helier and by Private or Hired Cars.
The nearest bus stop is St. Mary’s
A Walk down The Devil’s Hole!
Access to the Devil’s Hole is either from the trail head at the Priory Inn, one of the oldest and finest inns of Jersey, or you can walk there along the cliff path.