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Things to Do on an Islands of Guernsey Holiday

When you think of an island hopping holiday, your mind may wander to distant destinations like Greece or the Caribbean. However the Islands of Guernsey offer a fantastic option much closer to home, just a short flight or ferry away.

Guernsey and its sister islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm and Lihou each offer a unique experience for visitors, so why not visit multiple islands during one trip? Learn what to expect from a holiday in the Islands of Guernsey by reading on…

Shell Beach, Herm

Head for the beach

Each of Alderney, Sark, Herm and Lihou boast stunning coastlines offering unforgettable views. Sark’s is rugged and dramatic, and Lihou's is littered with vibrant rockpools, while Alderney and Herm are home to sweeping sandy beaches that could become your own little spot of paradise. Whether you want a family day out or to sunbathe in peace, there are plenty of beautiful bays to suit your needs.

Seal spotting near Herm

Connect with nature

Whether you are a wildlife buff or just an appreciator of the great outdoors, embrace the natural wonders of the Islands of Guernsey. While travelling between islands by boat you’ll spot puffins, seals and possibly even dolphins, and the isles themselves also offer an abundance of animal life. While it is the smallest of the islands, Lihou is big on wildlife; it is a designated Ramsar site, which means it is a wetland location of international importance. Keep an eye out for the many species of gulls and waders that live there!

Fort Tourgis, Alderney

Uncover secrets of the past

Whichever island you find yourself upon, there’s a story to be discovered. Learn of Herm’s Neolithic origins, Sark’s feudal past and Alderney’s transformation under German occupation during World War II. Well-preserved historic sites are dotted around the islands for you to explore and enjoy.

Coasteering on Sark's coast

Take to the seas

For the more adventurous types, there are plenty of aquatic activities for you to partake in. Hire a kayak from Shell Beach in Herm and explore the island’s coastline up close, or take part in a coasteering excursion in Sark, which will have you swimming, climbing and jumping off rocks as you discover and explore hidden caves.

Rural Scenery in Sark

Kick back and relax

While there is plenty to do on each of Guernsey's isles, it’s equally possible to take your foot off the gas and relax. All four offer a laid back pace of life, with Herm, Sark and Lihou not even allowing motor vehicles, creating a truly peaceful environment for you to enjoy. There’s no shame in taking some time for yourself, and there are fewer more beautiful and tranquil places to do so!

Longis Bay, Alderney

Want to discover the islands of Guernsey? Plan your island hopping holiday now!