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Chateau des Marais
Locally known as ‘Ivy Castle’, the 13th Century fortified structure was originally used as a refuge from pirates
Tucked away in a quiet sheltered valley this picturesque wooded nature reserve, is home to many colourful flowers, birds, insects and animals
La Vallette Bathing Pools Diving Platform
The four Victorian bathing pools are great for a refreshing dip with a fantastic view of the Islands. Are you ready to dive in?
Table des Pions
In local folklore the site is linked with fairies, witches, and elves and as such the locals call it the Fairy Ring
Saints Bay Fisherman’s landing
Swim in this beautifully clear azure cove or explore the surrounding area – it’s one of the most instagrammable places in The Islands of Guernsey
Le Dehus Burial Chamber
A prehistoric subterranean passage grave dating from 3,500-2,000BC
Le Pied Du Mur
Locally known a Marble Bay - A small, secluded rocky cove situated near the south west point of the island, with stunning views towards Herm and Sark
Follow the path to this well-hidden the 18th century battery
A Historic Coastline
The north of the island is where smugglers landed with their wares hundreds of years ago, and more recently the Nazis filmed propaganda pieces and practiced beach invasion manoeuvres.
For seclusion and tranquillity, nothing can beat this part of the coastline. With its crystal clear waters this beach is a must see!
Herm’s coastal path views
Explore the Island of Herm, the scenic coastal paths can be walked in a leisurely couple of hours. We love the whole Island, what’s your favourite view!
A tricky spot to reach, but a dip in the tidal Venus Pool is definitely worth it *accessible only at low tide
This narrow strip of land with sea on either side forms a path from Sark to Little Sark, and offers truly breath taking scenery
Stroll along the Hogsback ridge and view the exact spot where the British commandos scaled the treacherous cliffs at night in WWII
The Window in the Rock
This window frames a dramatic view over a sheer drop towards the rugged coast and tall sea-stacks known as Les Autelets (The Altars)
On a clear night, count shooting stars and experience true dark skies
Night-time Blonde Hedgehog Hunt
This area is where you are likely to spot the rare Alderney Blonde Hedgehog
An excellent example of how Alderney's original Victorian fortifications were utilised by the Germans in WWII
The beautiful curve of white sand leads down to crystal clear blue water, perfect for swimming or soaking up some sun.
The tiny island is a great place for exploration, but can only be reached at low tide! Visit the ruined 12th century priory, trace the coastline in search of wildlife and take a dip in the natural swimming pool.