40 Things To Do In Guernsey
29 Dec 2017 / by Eleanor
There are many things to see and do in Guernsey. For many visitors the island's coast is its greatest draw; however, this little island packs many other enticements. Heritage is a big part of island life and Guernsey has a story to tell around every corner. When it comes to spending time outdoors the whole family is spoilt for choice.
Whether it's fish and chips with your toes in the sand, an indulgent afternoon tea, good value pub-grub or a blow the budget dinner, Guernsey prides itself on the plethora of restaurants, cafes and kiosks to choose from.
Here are our top 40 things to do in Guernsey - you may need to plan a few trips to experience them all!
St. Peter Port
1. Explore Castle Cornet- Explore this 800-year-old castle and see the five museums and the four period gardens or feel free to enjoy the daily attractions that the castle has to offer.
2. Indulge in afternoon tea at the Old Government House - There's nowhere better to savour a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea than The Old Government House Hotel, looking out over St Peter Port.
3. Wander round the town centre market - Take a look around the market set in the beautiful town centre of St Peter Port.
4. Be amazed by Hauteville house - For fourteen years, Hauteville House was home to famous French writer Victor Hugo, during his time in exile from France. Guided tours only.
5. Go on a historic self-guided walk - Make the most of the island's stunning scenery and fabulous food. Tasty walk 1 is an easy, 1 hour walk looking at seafront, bombings and historic gardens.
6. Take in the views of St Peter Port - Head to the Terrace Garden café for roof-top views of St Peter Port
7. Take a stroll through Bluebell Woods - In springtime the woodland floor becomes a carpet of Bluebells. This beautiful setting is within walking distance of St Peter Port.
8. Enjoy an adrenaline rush - Feel the adrenaline rush as you hurtle between islands in an open RIB. You may be lucky enough to see some puffins or even some seals!
9. Discover La Vallette Underground Military Museum - The museum offers a wide range of exhibitions, displays and information on World War One, World War Two and the German Occupation of the island.
10. Climb to the top of Victoria Tower - Take the stairs and climb to the highest point in St Peter Port, Victoria Tower.
11. Visit St James Concert Hall - St James provides Guernsey with a unique and versatile venue which plays host to a dazzling array of activities covering a broad range of tastes.
12. Enjoy the natural coastline and go coasteering - Coasteering is a unique adventure sport in which you can experience the exhilaration of sea level traversing, rock scrambling, and much more.
13. Visit the award winning Candie Gardens - The gardens offer spectacular views over St Peter Port.
14. Have lunch at Fermain Valley Beach Café – Boasting a beautiful location, with stunning views, it's popular with the locals so we'd recommend booking
15. Check out St Pierre Park's Spa complex - Check out the brand new multi-million pound spa complex at the St Pierre Park Hotel.
16. Spoil yourself with a scrumptious seafood dinner - Enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at La Nautique Restaurant in the heart of St Peter Port.
17. Enjoy a spa break at the Bella Spa - Relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings of the Bella Spa. Offering half-day programmes and individual treatments.
18. Tuck into a locally sourced crab sandwich - If you visit the tea rooms at Moulin Huet you can not only enjoy their signature crab sandwich but you can delight in the beautiful views of the bay.
19. Go on a gin tasting experience - Enjoy gin tasting at the Bella Luce and learn about the Wheadon's artisan gin using locally sourced botanicals.
20. Join Guernsey Surf School at Vazon Bay - The Guernsey Surf School is located at the north end of Vazon Bay on Guernsey's beautiful west coast. Beginners welcome!
21. Enjoy a family day at Cobo Bay - Cobo is a favourite with families offering a safe and sandy beach as well as numerous eating facilities.
22. Take in stunning views of Cobo Bay - This moderate Tasty Walk will give you spectacular views of Cobo Bay and will provide you with many foodie stops along the way.
23. Finish your day with a meal at Rockmount restaurant - After a busy day at the beach where better to enjoy a range of a delicious local produce?
24. Watch the sunset with Fish and Chips - Watch the sun set on Guernsey whilst enjoying fish and chips from Cobo fish and chip bar on the beautiful Cobo Bay beach.
25. Play golf at Royal Guernsey Golf Club - Play 9 or 18 holes at the Royal Guernsey Golf Club and take in the stunning views.
26. Take part in indoor bowls - The Guernsey Bowls Stadium is currently a six rink stadium based at the Hogue du Pommier. There are bar facilities in the evening to enjoy after your game.
27. Experience Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) - Fully qualified instructors will take you on your SUP journey. They will take you from the very basics to tours, yoga and so much more.
Forest, Torteval & St. Saviour
28. Take on Guernsey's rugged terrain - The most difficult of the Tasty Walks with the most rugged terrain, a walk that is very popular with serious walkers. Stunning scenery and delicious food make this walk worthwhile.
29. See the Table des Pions (The Fairy Ring) - Folklore suggests that if you walk around the Fairy Ring three times and then make a wish, it will come true.
30. Explore the whole of Guernsey on a bike - The only way to see all of Guernsey is by bike! Enjoy the spectacular scenery at your own pace. There are 11 trails of different grading to suit everyone from the novice to the avid cyclist.
St. Sampson & St Andrew
31. Make your own Candle - Spend some time at Guernsey Candles where you are able to make your own candle and see the lovely gifts they have to offer.
32. Be blown away by the Little Chapel - Decorated in broken china and pebbles the Little Chapel makes for the perfect photo opportunity!
33. Visit Herm - Take a 20 minute ferry ride to the island of Herm and enjoy the breathtaking stretches of white sandy beaches and stunning award-winning gardens.
34. Enjoy the sun on Shell Beach - Shell Beach is a beautiful stretch of golden sand on the East coast of Herm; a beach café is nearby.
35. Go kayaking and see the Puffins - Go kayaking from Shell Beach to Puffin Bay and get up close and personal to these incredible birds.
36. Stay at the White House Hotel - Enjoy traditional hospitality, excellent cuisine and lots of old-world-charm.
37. Catch a ferry to Sark - Enjoy a 50 minute ferry trip to Sark and experience the traffic-free island that has stunning coastal views.
38. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in Little Sark - Make the walk over to Little Sark and reward yourself with delicious afternoon tea at the La Sablonnerie Hotel.
39. For the best introduction to Sark - Enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride around the island.
40. Hire a bike - Hire a bike and cycle over La Coupee, which links the islands of Sark and Little Sark, for some impressive views.