With over 42 miles of stunning coastline and a warmer climate than mainland Britain, the Bailiwick of Guernsey is the perfect place to have fun in the great outdoors.
Whether you love a leisurely stroll or consider yourself a bit of a thrill-seeker, Guernsey offers a whole host of outdoor activities. We’ve picked out some of our favourites.
Guernsey’s south coast cliffs are famed among the walking community for their unforgettable seascapes and challenging inclines, though there are plenty of sections that are easier on the legs, too. The island’s leafy rural interior and sandy west coast bays are also popular, whether for a leisurely stroll or a lengthy trek. The island is rich with flora and fauna and dotted with points of historical interest, making it truly worth exploring. Our walking routes can be found here, or you can download the VisitGuernsey Walking App. Routes are filtered by length and difficulty, so you can choose the walk that's right for you.
If you’d prefer to move at a slightly quicker pace, bicycles can be hired from several locations in Guernsey. While the cliff paths are strictly for pedestrians only, the network of “Ruettes Tranquilles” that criss-crosses the island’s countryside is perfect for cyclists. Cycle routes can be found here.
Taking to the waves
Whether you are an experienced surfer or are completely new to the sport, Guernsey is the perfect place to catch some waves and have a great time. Located at Vazon Bay, one of the island’s most popular beaches, Guernsey Surf School can provide surfboards and wetsuits to thrill-seekers of all ability levels, and their expert coaches will have you upright in no time at all.
Exploring at sea level
Surfing is far from the only watersport available to you during your stay.
For the more adventurous, look no further than coasteering. Coasteering combines rock climbing, open water swimming and jumping off rocks into the sea. Go Guernsey and Outdoor Guernsey both provided guided coasterring tours.
For a slightly more relaxed experience, you can also hire kayaks and paddleboards from several locations and explore the coast at your own pace, or take a lesson or guided tour.