These three island gems may be perfect for those looking to do nothing at all, but rest assured if you you’ve got energy to burn there are also plenty of activities on offer, whether you want invigorating adventure or to get close to nature.
Surfing: Corblets Bay in Alderney is the best bay for surfing and body-boarding, with a sheltered north facing horseshoe bay that picks up swell on big days. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.
Geocaching:There are over 50 Geocaches around Alderney. This high-tech treasure hunting game can be enjoyed by people of all ages and is a different way to discover the most hidden parts of Alderney!
Horse drawn carriage rides: For a truly enchanting and carefree way to explore Sark, take a tour by horse and carriage. Sit back and listen to the driver tell you about the island’s history and way of living as you slowly travel through the quaint narrow lanes.
Stargazing: With no streetlights to pollute the skies, Sark become the world’s first Dark Sky Island in 2011. You don’t need a telescope to enjoy the night sky, Sark’s dark skies reveal a whole host of stars and planets which can be seen with the naked eye.
Coasteering: A day coasteering in Sark could see you exploring some of the most awesome caves and cavern systems in the world.
Kayaking & Paddleboarding: Hire of kayaks and stand up paddleboards is available on each island. From April to July in Herm, Outdoor Guernsey also offer Puffin Patrols by kayak.
Wildlife watching: Whilst on Alderney, a walk to Giffoine offers a fantastic view of Les Etacs, which is home to thousands of gannets. Alternatively, take a boat trip to nearby Burhou (a tiny islet 2 miles northwest of Alderney) to watch puffins (available April to October). During boat trips you may also be lucky enough to spot pods of seals, which breed on the rocks behind Burhou. When on Herm, Island Rib Voyages offer a multitude of trips to suit the time of year and migration of wildlife, including Puffin Patrols and Seal Safaris.
Walking:A great way to discover these idyllic islands is on foot, indeed with both Sark and Herm being car free, it’s the main mode of transport! More details
Cycling: With quiet roads and scenic routes, Alderney and Sark are just about the perfect place to hire a bicycle and explore on two wheels. More details
Golf: Alderney Golf Club is a very scenic coastal course with 9 holes. Visitors are always very welcome!