The Bailiwick of Guernsey is not only the Island of Guernsey, but also includes the islands of Alderney, Sark, and the smaller islands of Herm, Jethou and Lihou.
The Islands sit in the Bay of St Malo about thirty miles from the French coast and are reputed to have a lot more sunshine than the UK itself.
Guernsey is a pretty island with the milder climate encouraging flowers to bloom and allowing tourists and locals to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. The cliff paths and the stunning beaches offer travellers inspiring scenery, al fresco dining and, if you like, a bit of island hopping too!
The capital of St Peter Port is dubbed the prettiest of harbour towns with cobbled streets and marina and has a church at the centre and a castle standing guard in the background where theatre and musical productions are held. The High Street is charming with boutique shopping and superb cafes where you can people watch for hours! The Old Quarter is a good mix of quaint shops and the perfect spot for gift hunting.
Sport is a big part of island life here and the facilities are good if you're watching or participating. Remember that these islands have their own currency. You can use British Pounds there but you can't use their pounds in the UK!
Want some ideas on where to visit?
Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat: