Guernsey is one of the English Channel Islands, it is known for its beaches and the capital St. Peter Port. The island lies off the coast of Normandy, roughly north of Saint-Malo and to the west of Jersey.
There are ten parishes on the island of Guernsey, three other inhabited islands (Herm, Jethou and Lihou,) plus many islets and rocks. Guernsey and its inhabited islands have many remnants of war time activities especially so along the coastal paths. The main island is just a 20 minute ferry crossing to Herm Island, which is just one and a half miles long and less than half a mile wide, with Cliff tops, beaches and bays plus beautiful woodland to enjoy and in springtime plentiful bluebells. The island of Sark is just a 45-minute ferry ride across the water.
Sark boasts wonderful scenery, peace and tranquillity. This island is 3 miles long and 1 and a half miles wide. As is the case on Herm island, there are no cars, so to explore to the full, cycling and hiking trails are the best and most fun opportunities to discover all the natural beauty inland and coastline.
On mainland Guernsey there are still signs of German occupation of the island. Bunkers, watch towers and trenches are to be found all around the coast, looking out as they did in the 40s. If you’re more the adrenaline junkie there are more adventurous options on the island such as guided Coasteering, under professional supervision including Scrambling, climbing, cave exploring, swimming around rocks and more. Accommodation on the island of Guernsey is widely available and lots of the buildings here are historic locations.
Museums on the island are worth discovering to see further information into Guernsey’s deep history.