As a beautiful archipelago, there is not one, but five Islands to explore Guernsey, Alderney, Herm, Sark and Lihou, each naturally beautiful and diverse. Just a 40–minute flight or a 3–hour ferry crossing from the UK. The islands offer short-haul escapism and are easy to get to.
Guernsey is just 65 square kilometres in size, which means there’s nothing out of range during a stay and there’s a lot going on.
You can delve into the past and explore the island’s heritage, hike miles of coastline, take part in events and feel the sand between your toes on many unspoilt, uncrowded beaches.
The islands of Guernsey are an ideal destination for families, solo travellers or those travelling with a loved one.
With the ocean on your doorstep and an abundance of green space, you’ll love the diversity of outdoor activities in Guernsey. Embracing the rugged coast on a coasteering tour or getting out on the water kayaking or paddle boarding.
Visitors can explore ancient castles or uncover hidden bunkers. Visit the home of one of the world’s most celebrated authors Victor Hugo. Or relax on one of Guernsey’s most pristine beaches which inspired Impressionist artist Renoir.
A trip to one of Guernsey’s sister Islands, Alderney, Sark, Herm and Lihou, is an absolute must. Each of the Islands has its own very unique feel and character.
Herm is small but perfectly formed with some of the most spectacular beaches in the Channel Islands. With its clear turquoise seas, this tiny car-free island with unspoilt beaches, lush greenery and stunning coastal scenery, which are home to Europe’s most southerly puffin-breeding colony, can easily be explored on foot in a couple of hours.
Sark is famed for its slow pace of life, where people get around on bikes or horse and cart. With one of the most unique High Streets in the British Isles, the unpaved roads weave across Sark’s beautiful landscape, revealing hidden bays, great places to eat and even a Royal Horticulture Society-recommended garden at La Seigneurie.
Alderney is the third largest of the Channel Islands and best known for being home to the blonde hedgehog. More than 300 species of bird also choose to make Alderney their home to nest in each year, making it a bird watchers’ paradise. With its stunning sandy beaches, a great selection of places to eat, fascinating history and wildlife and birdlife unique to the Island, Alderney offers a relaxed way of life, in a safe environment, where quality time is easy to find.
Lihou Island is reached on foot at certain low tides when the receding tide reveals a 570m ancient stone causeway leading to the Island’s fantastic rock pools, priory ruins, RAMSAR-designated wetlands and the ‘Venus Pool’, a natural swimming pool formed in the rocks.
Guernsey and her islands may be small but they are full of natural beauty and places to visit, making them the perfect choice for all to enjoy.
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