Guernsey Travel Guide: Think all the quiet charm of Jersey with fewer of the trappings of mass tourism, and what you have is the tranquil island of Guernsey. Indeed tranquil in this case really does mean bucolic: wooded valleys, sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean, botanical gardens, secret coves and cliff-top walks are amongst the island gems that will guarantee relaxation. And this is all available with the added bonus that Guernsey is incredibly child-friendly and an ideal family holiday location. Safe beaches with gorgeously blue water await you.
UK Travel Bureau: The islands are perfect for holidaymakers who don't want to do much but relax. The weather is mostly warm and sunny, it has fine sandy beaches and good - actually superb - restaurants serving wonderful local seafood. Accommodation choices are excellent and range from sophisticated hotels and spas and health retreats to warm and friendly seaside guest houses and self catering cottages. The islands are very popular with all types of holiday makers including the more traditional visitor market of yachties, families and couples
Gites and more: Guernsey is the perfect place for a family holiday for families who want to get away from the more hectic resorts as there is so much to see, learn about and enjoy.
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.
Lihou Island: Unspoilt uninhabited bird sanctuary reached by tidal causeway. Remains of 12th centuary priory. Part of designated Ramsar site. Please be aware of change of tides on the causeway.
Guernsey: La Vallette Bathing Pools: The Bathing Places at La Vallette were constructed in the 19th century. The first pool to be built was the Horseshoe, completed in 1859-60. In 1862, a plan was put forward to build a Ladies Private Bathing Pool. It was built by public subscription, the St. Peter Port Douzaine and the States of Guernsey. It was extended to its present length in 1947. In 1876 female bathers demanded a second pool, that was to be a Public Ladies Pool, and this was built 10 years later.
The Oatlands site now includes several shops, an award winning Brasserie and café, a chocolate shop, a children's play area and picture framers. Popular with locals and tourists alike, Oatlands is well worth a visit.
Saumarez Park is one of the Island's main social venues and centrally located in the Parish of Castel. It hosts numerous events throughout the year, including: the Guernsey Friends of the Anthony Nolan Trust Easter Egg Hunt; the Guernsey Classic Vehicle Club Show; the Old Guernsey Market or La Viaer Marchi and the North Show and Battle of Flowers. The largest public park in Guernsey, it is very popular with families, with many facilities for young and old.
Sausmarez Manor is a delightful spot to spend quality time with family and friends in amiable and unhurried surroundings. The grounds have proved to be somewhere that combines areas of peace and tranquillity and parts where the family can let their hair down and enjoy themselves. Come and see for yourself.
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.
Visit Guernsey With an environment that's as conducive to outdoor pursuits as ours, it's not surprising that a range of sporting and other activities is available on the islands, including cycling, diving, angling and sailing. Guernsey's west coast can also provide excellent surfing and windsurfing conditions. And nature lovers are in for a treat with plenty of bird watching opportunities on all of the islands. However you decide to spend your time in the islands, one thing's for sure – you'll want to come back for more.
Water Sports in Guernsey: Guernsey is rapidly becoming a destination that attracts top sporting events and competitors. There's a wide range of Water sports activities to indulge your self in.
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.
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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: Ideal for a holiday break through all 12 months of the year, Guernsey and the islands of Alderney, Herm and Sark have long been the favourite haunt of the discerning holiday maker. Visiting part of the British isles with an independent spirit all it's own, you won't need passports and there is no need to change money. Though nearer to France, you will be very much at home enjoying a holiday that can be as active or quiet as you like and as luxurious or simple as you wish.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.