Five unique islands

Discover That Island Feeling. Each of the five naturally beautiful Islands has its own distinct character, landscape and identity. Guernsey is a great launch pad from which to visit the sister

Islands of Sark, Herm, Alderney and Lihou. Here is our guide to help you make the most of your stay.

So breathe deeply and start to relax - we know that you will love #ThatIslandFeeling

Day 1

St Peter Port, Guernsey

Your first port of call is St Peter Port our bustling harbour town, explore our beautiful town with a French twist. As you relax in one of our picturesque harbour side cafés and restaurants, look out for fishermen bringing in their daily catch, ready to be cooked later that day, using local ingredients such as wild rock samphire and seaweed. The town is within walking distance of the Victorian bathing pools, beaches, bars and boutiques. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through town before arriving at the Sark ferry.

Sark

55 minute boat ride to Sark.

Step off the ferry and back in time on the lush and green car-free Island of Sark. The Island is best seen by foot, bike or horse and carriage. Surrounded by breath taking scenery, a walk across ‘La Coupée’ a narrow strip of land with sea on either side forming a path from Sark to Little Sark, is the most dramatic of all.

Explore more: Why not stay the night it’s perfect for stargazing. Sark is the world’s first dark sky Island and the nights are truly remarkable.

Day 2

Breakfast in Sark, and enjoy a walk through the beautiful La Seigneurie Gardens filled with history and dating back to the 6th century. Or if you are feeling more adventurous take a stroll along the Hog’s Back headland and view the exact spot where the British commandos scaled the treacherous cliffs at night in WWII.

Return to Guernsey.

Herm

20 minute boat ride to Herm.

As you arrive in Herm, gliding over crystal clear, turquoise water, it is easy to forget that you are still in the English Channel. Herm's scenic coastal paths can be walked in a leisurely couple of hours. Stop off at Shell Beach, with its clear waters and sand that is made of millions of tiny shell fragments, which give the beach its name. A little further around the coast is the pretty, sheltered cove Belvoir Bay. Herm is perfect for children, too. They will love its sandy paths that wind their way from one adventure to the next and its low-tide rock pools that teem with life.

Explore more: Stay the night for the ultimate relaxing getaway, there's no place like Herm.

Day 3

Spend the morning in Herm, swim, sunbathe, eat, relax, or walk around the island and explore this tropical paradise.

Return to Guernsey.

Lihou Island

Lihou is only accessible on foot at low tide.

Perfect for a day trip, the tiny island is a great place for exploration! Like somewhere straight out of a Famous Five adventure, you can only reach Lihou Island at Guernsey’s lowest tides via a causeway. Visit the ruined 12th century priory, trace the coastline in search of wildlife and take a dip in its natural swimming pool.

Keep an eye on the time and don’t miss the tide on the way back to Guernsey.

There are adventures to be had, whether you are exploring our impressive coastal cliff paths or taking a refreshing dip in our crystal clear, azure sea. You are never far from the shore, and your own private beach could be made a reality - with over 50 breathtakingly beaches and secluded coves to choose from. Kayaking, rock pooling, surfing, paddle boarding, it’s the perfect place to dive right in.

Why not end the day by firing up a barbecue on the beach or make life easy and order fish and chips while looking out to sea.

Day 4

Alderney

15 minute flight or 1 hour boat ride to Alderney 

Golden beaches, historical intrigue and unique island charm await you on Alderney. The island is renowned for its rich wildlife, fascinating heritage and scenic walking trails. It is also home to the only working railway in the Channel Islands.

With a full calendar of events year round, there is always something to see and do. Experience just a fraction of what Alderney has to offer on the Longis Nature Reserve Trail. Follow an amazing trail of wildlife, stunning scenery, past the Mannez lighthouse and the imposing WWII bunkers and return along the coastal path by the Victorian Fort Houment Herbé.

Try the popular after dark safari, venture out and experience Alderney’s nocturnal wildlife. Blonde Western Hedgehogs, bats and barn owls can all be seen along with the glittering night sky. The Islands are known as one of the best places in the world to stargaze, so the nights are never dull.

Day 5

Return to Guernsey.

Guernsey’s rich heritage means there is a plethora of award winning attractions to visit. Delve into the fascinating myth, folklore and history of our Island. Visit the museums or follow the trails and discover the Neolithic tombs, 800 year old castles and World War II bunkers.

On 9th May 2020, we celebrate 75 years of Liberation and to celebrate this special anniversary, there will be 75 unique heritage-themed events taking place between April and October, across the Islands of Guernsey.

For more information about visit The Islands of Guernsey please visit

https://www.visitguernsey.com/see-and-do/island-hopping/