4 things to do in Guernsey Island
Guernsey Island is part of a stunning range of islands in the English Channel, collectively known as the Channel Islands. A perfect destination for visitors wishing to take inspiring cliff-top walks, spend lazy days on the island’s beautiful beaches or exploring Guernsey’s rich history.
St Peter Port is the island’s capital, with most visiting basing themselves in the bustling harbour town. Cheapflights.co.uk have some great deals on flights to Guernsey Island.
The island capital is full of bistros, restaurants and vying for visitor’s attention, while in the harbour ferries are readied to take you to their sister islands.
And that is one of the things visitors should do in Guernsey Island, visitor another of the Channel Islands. Alderney, Sark, Herm and Jersey are all only a short ferry ride away. Day-trips to all of these islands have their merits, whether it’s car-free Herm, the beautiful and remote Alderney, the infamous Sark (made so by the Barclay Brothers) or the relative hustle and bustle of Jersey.
Once you are back on dry land, why not hear the Noon Day Gun at Castle Cornet, St Peter Port. Guernsey Island’s impressive Castle Cornet overlooks the capital. If you arrive before midday visitors will have the opportunity to look around the five museums which offer an insight into Guernsey’s fascinating history.
Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, an iconic French novel, was actually written in Guernsey, where the literary icon resided for 15 years after his exile from France. The Victor Hugo House in Hauteville explains his life story, with every nook and cranny of the house decorated with objects owned by the author.
After a day’s exploring the island many visitors want to unwind and relax. And the beach is the best place to do so. Guernsey’s beaches are a delight, Petit Bot Bay is a popular bathing spot with streams running down to the sea. While Rocquaine Bay is known for its safe swimming and quaint boats bob around the bay. The islet of Lihou is accessible when the tide is out, and Vazon Bay is you’ll find the windsurfers and surfers gathering.