Guernsey has always been a popular destination for travellers, but following the success of the book and film entitled – The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, its set to be even more so this Summer. In this post I wanted to share just a few reasons why Guernsey should be on your list of destinations to visit this Summer.
Guernsey is located in the English Channel, off the coast of Normandy. You can fly to the island or travel to Guernsey by ferry. We recently visited St Malo, where you can also get a Condor Ferry which takes you there in under 2 hours. If you are travelling from Poole in the UK it’s around 3 hours, so incredibly fast and easy. No need for a Passport either if you are from the UK and ROI.
What to do in Guernsey
There’s so much to do, I would make a plan if you are only staying for a few days. You can get around the island by bus, car, bicycle or on foot. Whatever you decide, you really can explore the lanes and beautiful coastline. If you do decide to hire a car, there is a maximum speed limit is 35mph, and some different traffic systems to the UK. There’s also a fantastic bus service with routes that can take you anywhere you want to visit.
Are you a outdoorsy person or maybe the whole family are? Do you like the thrill of the adventure and trying something new? How about trying coasteering – it’s a blend of rock-hopping, shore-scrambling, swell-riding, cave-exploring and cliff-jumping for the ultimate aquatic adventure. It doesn’t just stop there though, in Guernsey you can also give rock-climbing, cycling, scuba-diving, kayaking (something my girls have wanted to try forever!) surfing, windsurfing and sailing a try. How about a giving a boat trip a try, to seek out the puffins too.
History Art & History
Because of the unique position of the Island, it reflective in its history, with lots of French and British influences. Lovers of literature can visit the home one of the most celebrated authors of the 19th century. French author and poet Victor Hugo spent 15 years in exile in Guernsey from 1855 and the island provided the inspiration for many of his works, including the amazing Les Miserables.
Eating & Drinking
Write a culinary to do list, marking off all of the delights that Guernsey has to offer.
- Cosy Pub lunch
- Picnic at the beach
- Fish and Chips watching the sunset.
- Alfresco dining, enjoying a local delicacy
- Afternoon Tea
Please do let me know if you are thinking of going this Summer, I’d love to know what you get up to.