Guernsey

Tour Guides

Visit Guernsey: A heady mix of stunning scenery and the best of contemporary living, Guernsey is the perfect destination. Inspiring walks along the cliff paths, rambles through the rural interior or lazy days on the island's beautiful beaches, Guernsey has it all.

Island Life: The second largest of the Channel Islands, and the most Western (30 miles from France and 125 miles south of England), Guernsey is approximately nine miles by five miles wide in a triangular shape covering 24 square miles in area. Amazingly there are 1,971 roads. The population is around 60,000. The mild climate and around 2,000 hours of sunshine per annum, means the island is the perfect holiday resort.

Wikipedia: The Bailiwick of Guernsey (French: Bailliage de Guernesey) is a British crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. As well as the island of Guernsey itself, it also includes Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brecqhou, Burhou, Lihou and other islets. The defence of all these islands is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. However, Guernsey is not part of the UK, nor the European Union, but is rather a separate possession of the Crown, comparable to the Isle of Man. The island of Guernsey is divided into 10 parishes. Together with the Bailiwick of Jersey, it is included in the collective grouping known as the Channel Islands.

Guernsey Highlights: Waves and sand battle for supremacy in bays like huge amphitheatres, while mementoes of Nazi occupation offer a testament to the tides of history. St Peter Port offers modern bustle with fine restaurants, upmarket shops and harbour guarded by the ancient Castle Cornet.

Herm Island is the ideal holiday destination, whether you want a Family Holiday or Quiet Break away from the stress of everyday life. Travel to Herm on your Own Boat, just Visit for the Day or come Across for the Evening. Herm really does have something for everyone.

Sark is traffic-free (there is a tractor and a trailer) and is Europe's only feudal state with its constitution dating back to Elizabethan times. Consequently there are a few strange laws like women not being entitled to a divorce. There is no income tax, which makes it an attractive little tax haven. The scenery, both coastal and inland (which only covers a couple of miles until its coast again) is beautiful. And, while you wouldn't say the nightlife rages, the pubs don't seem to shut from Monday to Saturday

Activities

Fishing Guernsey: Fishing in Guernsey offers a diverse range of species to catch and styles of fishing to adopt and learn for the angler. Fishing here is calm and relaxing if you want it to be or exciting if you want to spin for Bass or float fish in a shoal of Mackerel. Fisherman can enjoy fishing for and catching an astonishing range of different species. Bass, Bream, Ballan Wrasse, Grey Mullet, Conger, all are available from our shores.

Golf Today: Although geographically adjacent, in some crucial ways Guernsey is very different from mainland UK. The usual comment is that it feels like it's a few decades behind, which is meant as a compliment. Old fashioned values such as good manners are evident everywhere, cars are driven less aggressively and the nostalgic presence of pound notes reinforces the time-warp effect. It's such a hospitable place that it treats visitors much better than it does its own folk.

The Travellers Guide to Golf: Golf Our guide to Golf courses in Guernsey lists all the golf courses and golf clubs in each Parish of Guernsey with links to OFFICIAL golf course and golf club websites.

Walk Guernsey: Learn about shipwrecks, fortifications, folklore, tales of buried treasure and botany as you walk between Vazon and Albecq, with spectacular views of the west coast.

Beaches

This is Guernsey: Most coastal resorts have a grand total of one beach for seaside-lovers to luxuriate on. For obvious reasons, islands tend to have more. Guernsey has about 25. As an added bonus, they come in many different forms, from long sandy sweeps, ideal for playing on, to tiny intimate coves, where there is generally sand at low tide but pebbles at the top. The beauty of these is the very fact that they are not so much fun for active types - so those who want to do nothing more than laze and read a book can do so in peace.

Holiday Company Descriptions

Channel Island Direct: Guernsey - A short journey from home, but a million miles from the hectic pace of 21st century life! Nestling off the Normandy coast, Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and full of natural beauty, it provides a relaxing environment for a peaceful getaway. Winding lanes reveal rolling pastures, tree filled valleys dotted with traditional Guernsey farmhouses constructed from local granite and lead to dramatic cliff views and glorious sandy beaches - there is a surprise around every corner!

Guernsey Travel Service Guernsey is a small island, although you would never believe it from the choice it offers. Being only 24 square miles, although choosing the right location is important, no matter where you stay in Guernsey the rest of the island is always easily accessible.

Channel Island Arrivals: Guernsey is not just one island, but is in fact a small archipelago of islands including; Herm, Sark and Alderney all of which can be reached easily from the main island of Guernsey. Well known for its breathtaking beaches and cliff walks Guernsey also offers an excellent selection of restaurants, cafés and traditional pubs.

Condor Breaks: There's much more to Guernsey and her islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm than people think. There are the fabulous traditional cream teas and seafood suppers. And of course, the superb white sand beaches, hidden coves and wonderful cliff-top paths haven't changed but there's a new buzz about the place. Gardens are looking a touch more exotic, shops are brimming with both eclectic and elegant things, and there are some cool new bars and restaurants opening up to join the great choice of existing watering holes and eateries. According to well known travel journalist Paul Mansfield "Guernsey is having a style moment" and he's clearly right.

Island Getaways: Guernsey is more than just one island and island hoping is one of the main attractions of any break. Take the short ferry trip to the tiny paradise island of Herm, just 20 minutes and 3 miles from Guernsey. Relaxing on the fine white sands of shell beach you could be forgiven for thinking that you were holidaying in the Caribbean. Step back in time on the island of Sark, the last feudal state in Europe. Transport is by horse and cart, bicycle or on foot. No cars, no stress...... it's the perfect place to escape from the 21 century.

Premier Holidays: Guernsey - A short journey from home, but a million miles from the hectic pace of 21st century life! Nestling off the Normandy coast, Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and full of natural beauty, it provides a relaxing environment for a peaceful getaway. Winding lanes reveal rolling pastures, tree filled valleys dotted with traditional Guernsey farmhouses constructed from local granite and lead to dramatic cliff views and glorious sandy beaches - there is a surprise around every corner!

Holiday Accommodation

The Clubhouse Hotel La Collinette: For nearly half a century, the Chambers Family have owned and operated this fine Guernsey hotel just a short walk away from the charming centre of St Peter Port. The perfect location for your Guernsey holidays, short breaks and business visits.

The Peninsula Hotel is the most recently built of all Guernsey's hotels and is ideally situated on a sandy beach on the north-west coast of the Island. The name Peninsula stems from the location of the Hotel on a small peninsula with a wonderful view over Grand Havre Bay from the front of the hotel and one of Guernsey's most sheltered beaches at the end of 5 acres of gardens.

The Imperial Hotel Gavin and Sabrina would like to invite you to discover The Imperial Hotel Guernsey, located in one of the Channel Islands most stunning and panoramic settings surrounded by safe sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and miles of adjoining coastal cliff paths.

The Cobo Bay Hotel: As the leading three star beach hotel in Guernsey, the Cobo Bay Hotel is the perfect location for relaxing on business, great family holidays and ocean front short breaks in the beautiful island of Guernsey.

The Fermain Valley Hotel is nestled in Guernsey's prettiest valley with stunning sea views, enjoying a secluded location conveniently close to St Peter Port. We pride ourselves on the quality of our designer bedrooms, contemporary menus and discreet yet attentive service.

La Fregate Hotel Guernsey's latest four star hotel, combines the charm and character of an 18th century manor house with the amenities of a modern business and leisure hotel. Whatever your reasons for visiting Guernsey, a weekend break, short stay, business meeting, we offer the highest 2 rossette standards of cuisine and four star hotel service on the island of Guernsey.