Guernsey is spoilt for choice where beaches are concerned. From the sandy, pebbly coves and bays of the east and south coasts, to the lush open west coast and wide expanses of white sand of the north, an enticing beach is never more than four minutes away by car, no matter where you are on the island.

By far the best way to explore is to step out and strike your own route around the island. There are plenty of walking routes to choose from, whether it’s along the meandering cliff paths or along the winding Ruettes Tranquilles, a series of narrow lanes which lead you off-the-beaten-track through the countryside. This network of quiet roads is also perfect for cycling.

Guernsey’s great outdoors also calls adventurous souls who can kayak through crystal clear waters, dip in and out of ancient caves, go paddleboarding or surfing, wild swimming or coasteering.

If culture, history and heritage are more your cup of tea, Guernsey has a castle dating back some 800 years, fascinating musuems, a tiny version of Lourdes, ancient burial mounds, award-winning gardens and a stately manor house to check out.

St Peter Port, the island’s charming capital, is considered one of Europe’s prettiest harbour towns. With its cobbled streets, picturesque marina and vibrant squares brimming with cafes and quaint boutiques, it is easy to see why.

Islanders are passionate about their food and this is reflected in the culinary scene, so be sure to pack your appetite and tuck in. From chic dining in hip restaurants and good value pub grub, an indulgent afternoon tea or fish and chips with your toes in the sand, every dining experience offers fabulously fresh ingredients and a tantalising choice.

It’s also well worth taking the time to explore the sister islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm. Each have a unique charm of their own and just a short hop from Guernsey.

Why visit Guernsey?
  • A choice of 27 glorious beaches
  • Bucket loads of history & heritage
  • Diverse outdoor activities for all
  • Festivals & family-fun
  • Weekends away or longer stays
  • Outstanding culinary scene
Essential facts about Guernsey
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Travel information

Guernsey is just a short flight from mainland UK and accessible from a wide range of regional airports or you can travel by fast sea cat from the south coast in around 3 hours.

Best time to go

Guernsey is blessed with distinct seasons that make each month a unique time to visit. Whether you're looking for a summer family holiday, a romantic winter getaway or short break with friends, Guernsey has lots to offer.

Flight schedules

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Unmissable Experiences in Guernsey
Day trip to Sark with Lunch excursion
Day trip to Sark with Lunch

Travel by ferry across to the charming island of Sark. Lunch is included at The Island Hall, otherwise you are free to explore as you choose. Transfers to/from port are not included. Available April-October.

From £111 per person

Guernsey Coastal Cruises excursion
Guernsey Coastal Cruises

Step onboard Glad Tidings for unrivalled tours of the beautiful coastline of the islands of Guernsey. Discover local wildlife, bays and interesting landmarks as well as tales of times gone by. The choice of cruises includes Bordeaux, Beaucette & L'Ancresse, Saints Bay Harbour or Herm & Jethou. Available April-October.

From £20 per person

Afternoon tea excursion
Afternoon tea

Why not enjoy a full afternoon tea at Anni's Hideaway Patisserie & Bistro within Best Western Moores Hotel. In summer months and warmer winter days, dine alfresco on the flower-filled terrace, it's the perfect place for a delicious tea!

From £22 per person

Half day Island Tour excursion
Half day Island Tour

Familiarise yourself with the major sights on the island including Little Chapel, the stunning south coast views and some of the gorgeous beaches. Available every Sunday and Wednesday and includes pick up/drop off from your hotel.

From £27 per person

Day trip to Herm excursion
Day trip to Herm

Travel by ferry from Guernsey to the neighbouring island of Herm. You’re free to explore at leisure before enjoying lunch at the Mermaid Tavern. Transfers to/from port are not included. Available April-October.

From £58 per person

Day trip to Sark with Cycle Hire excursion
Day trip to Sark with Cycle Hire

Sark is truly unique and well worth a visit, if only for just one day. The price includes ferry crossing from/to Guernsey and cycle hire on Sark. Transfers to/from port not included. Available April-October.

From £68 per person