Visit Guernsey Brochure
Rediscover what life's all about.
A holiday on Guernsey is all about simple pleasures. Like seaside strolls and cliff-top walks. Like good food made with local produce. Like knowing that you don't have to rush because everything you want is close at hand. There are castles and forts and one of the prettiest harbour towns in Europe. And there's the excitement that comes with being somewhere different coupled with the reassurance that you're not far from home.
Everything about visiting Guernsey is easy. You can fly here in as little as 30 minutes and fast ferries make the crossing in around two and a half hours, but its proximity to the north coast of France makes it feel much further away. History and geography have conspired to create a unique community that is English-speaking, that uses British pounds and pence and yet which feels unlike anywhere else. It's an indefinable quality that's there in the French-sounding street names, in the mix of architectural styles and in the menus of the island's many excellent restaurants.
But it's the scenery that visitors probably remember the most. The south coast with its accessible cliff paths, winding their way from the capital St Peter Port all the way to the island's south-western tip, each twist of the track revealing yet another breathtaking view. The gently sloping sands and turquoise waters of the west coast, where ancient forts keep watch as holidaymakers and locals enjoy this beautiful natural playground. And the rural interior with its network of tiny lanes that lead to hidden hamlets and granite cottages, which, from spring to late summer, drip with vibrant floral colour.
The island is rich in history, too. Standing stones and burial chambers lie in the shadow of sea defences and watchtowers built in more recent times. And a number of excellent museums tell the story of the island and the people who have lived here, including Victor Hugo, who made Guernsey his exile home.
And the great thing is that because of the island's size, it's easy to experience its charms at a pace of your own making. Discover holidays as they used to be. Go to the Visit Guernsey website to find out more.