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Guernsey

Approximate flight time: 1 hour 20 min

No of flights per week: 1

Airlines that fly direct: Blue Islands

Currency: GBP

With the ocean on its doorstep and an abundance of green space, adventurous souls & nature lovers alike will love the diversity of outdoor activities in Guernsey. Embrace our rugged coast (literally!) on a coasteering tour, challenge yourself on a clifftop hike or get out on the water with kayaking or paddle boarding.

The Port Soif Bay

The west coast beach of Port Soif is cocooned by sand dunes making it safe, sheltered and easy to access.

The Fairy Ring

In local folklore the site is linked with fairies, witches, and elves and as such the locals call it the Fairy Ring. However, in reality it was used as a dugout picnic bench of sorts by island officials when inspecting roads and coastal defences up until 1837. The Fairy Ring can be found at the south-western point of the island on Pleinmont headland.

Guernsey Pearl & The Asterix Wreck

Guernsey Pearl specialises in locally made Pearl Jewellery and is situated at Rocquaine Bay on Guernsey’s west coast.

It has an extensive range of oyster and fresh water pearl necklaces to suit every taste and budget.

Open Daily from 9am to 5pm from March to the end of October. Free Entrance and car parking.  Take in one of  the best views in Guernsey whilst at their 80-seat restaurant.

The Asterix

Guernsey's Roman ship, Asterix, is Britain's largest Roman object and believed to be one of only two of its type surviving.

A Romano-Celtic trading vessel, Asterix caught fire and sank in St Peter Port harbour around AD 280.  It was rediscovered on Christmas Day, 1982, by local diver Richard Keen, and raised between 1984 and 1986.  The original ship was around 22-25 metres long, of which some 17 metres of its lower part remain.  It is the only sea-going Roman ship to survive outside the Mediterranean, other than fragments. 

From 1999 to 2014 it underwent preservation work at the Mary Rose Trust.  Since its return to Guernsey, work is now underway to create a purpose built home for the Asterix.  The main timbers are currently on display in the grounds of the Guernsey Pearl and can be seen through a viewing window.  There is also a small display that explains more about the ship, how it was built and how it came to sink off Guernsey.

Petit Port

Petit Port is certainly not a beach for the lazy - the only land access is down over 270 steep steps. These lead to an idyllic, sandy, secluded bay with absolutely breathtaking scenery. You’ll soon realise that this beach is every bit worth the effort.

For refreshments, you will have to venture back up the steps and then a short stroll away you will find  Hotel Jerbourg and Jerbourg Kiosk.  The nearest public toilets are located across the road Doyle Column.

If you’re thinking about making a day out of Petit Port, you may get lucky and get the whole beach to yourself! Take a book, picnic and your swimming costume and you’ll be peacefully content.

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf

Perfect for a family day out or to settle a score with your friends. Tackle our challenging course and find the treasure.

The Golf Club at St Pierre Park will boast one of the top family attractions on the island. Designed by City Golf, one of the UK’s most prominent adventure golf designers, we will be offering adventure golf never seen before on Guernsey. Based around a pirate theme, players will tackle an array of challenges, including water and moving obstacles. Floodlights will allow players to play during the evenings and will add to the spectacle.

Outdoor Guernsey have been providing adventure activities on the Islands since 2006. Their qualified guides specialise in providing explorations of the spectacular coastline.

Visitors can book themselves onto any of the regular 3 times a day trips for a unique and unforgettable insight to the real wilderness and hidden parts of Guernsey.

Activities on offer include:

Kayaking
Coasteering
Climbing and abseiling.
Hire kayaks at various locations including the incredible Shell beach in Herm.
Puffin Patrols by kayak in Herm (April to July)

If you are travelling as a group, Outdoor Guernsey provide all their usual activities for all ages and abilities but you may also consider archery at their ranges in Guernsey and Herm or even geocaching and activiquizes and many other bespoke group activities.Activities run daily from April until November.

 

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