First Time Visitors

Fort Grey
Little Chapel
Pembroke Bay

Day one

Discover the attractions, shopping and cafes in St Peter Port.

Explore the narrow cobbled streets of St Peter Port, visit the Old Quarter, peruse boutiques and shop for some French bread, pâté, cheeses and traditional Guernsey cider for a picnic in the beautiful Candie Gardens.

Head up through the High Street and visit the Guernsey Tapestry housed within St James’ Concert Hall. The Bailiwick of Guernsey Millennium Tapestry illustrates 1000 years of history in 10 embroidered panels - one for each parish depicting a century.

Then make your way to the Guernsey Museum set within the restored Victorian gardens at Candie, overlooking St Peter Port.

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Candie gardens, live concerts are held on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer.

Head to Hauteville House, the intriguing home of French literary giant Victor Hugo.

Then make your way to the other end of St Peter Port to the impressive Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour and with a history spanning eight centuries.

Afterwards, wine and dine at one of the many nearby hotels or restaurants or just enjoy a cocktail at one of Guernsey’s contemporary bars.

 

Day Two

Discover Guernsey’s diverse coast and visit some of the beautiful beaches

Guernsey is very proud of all of its 27 bays, beautiful beaches can be found on the Western and Northern coast where the terrain is flat and sandy.

Depending on what direction the wind is in today, try Vazon, Port Soif or Grandes Rocques on the West Coast or Pembroke/L’ancresse in the North.

Along the way you’ll notice that most of Guernsey’s bays have a traditional beach kiosk nearby, where refreshments such as delicious crab sandwiches, Guernsey Gache and locally made ice-cream, along with other essential beach items can be purchased.

Head further down the coast to Portelet Bay and take a walk along to Pleinmont point, which will take you past Fort Pezeries, La Table Des Pions (Fairy Ring) and a view out towards the Hanois Lighthouse.

Take the short journey across to Rocquaine Bay to view the iconic Fort Grey (locally known as the Cup & Saucer) and now home to a shipwreck museum.

This evening have fish and chips on the beach at L’eree, while watching the sunset.

Day Three

Explore Guernsey’s rural interior and cliff top views

This morning take a trip to the Little Chapel – possibly the smallest chapel in the world.

Head to the parish of The Forest and visit the German Occupation Museum, before walking down to ‘Le Gouffre’ and enjoy a cliff walk with beautiful views across to our sister islands of Herm and Sark.

This walk will take you to Petit Bot Bay, here you’ll find a loop-holed tower that can be viewed free of charge between March and October. There is a café located here, perfect for a light lunch.

This afternoon head back into St Peter Port and take the ferry to Herm Island. Take part in some water sports during your visit, kayaking is another way to explore the coastline.