Guernsey Tourist Information

Guernsey Travel Guide

Guernsey in the Channel Islands is one of the two most visited Channel Islands along with Jersey; it is close to France than to the UK. Guernsey has a total of 10 districts or parishes. Guernsey has a thriving tourist industry which alongside its financial and farming industries, farming accounts for the islands main sources of income. The island was invaded by German troops during WWII and it still has the original fortifications, some of which are open to the public, and museums detailing this event.

Guernsey Tourist Attractions

Guernsey’s fantastic ever changing coastline is one of the reasons why tourists love to spend their holidays there. You can visit its flat softly sanded beaches for a paddle in the sea or walk along the cliffs and visit its harbours, play amongst the sand dunes or swim in small secret coves before visiting a nature reserve or protected wetlands. Guernsey is perfect for a slower paced holiday with beautiful guided walks during the summer months and talks on birds from the RSPB can be enjoyed by all the family.

Guernsey is a popular place for water sports enthusiasts including wind surfers and divers who enjoy snorkelling and sailors who come to Guernsey and visit one of the many sailing schools on offer. For those not so successful seafarers in the past, they may well have ended up as part of the exhibits in the Fort Grey and Ship Wreck Museum which offers a fascinating insight to Guernsey’s maritime history.

St Peter Port is Guernsey’s capital with an architecutural style that reflects its rich maritime history through Roman time to its Regency undertones bought across by the French during the time of Victor Hugo, the most famous inhabitants of Guernsey. The port is the main shopping area for Guernsey and has low duty outlets, small boutiques and antique shops in the Old Quarter.