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Things To Do In Guernsey In Winter

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Things To Do In Guernsey In Winter

A short flight or ferry ride from the UK and France, The Islands of Guernsey let you escape to a beautiful coastal destination with world class restaurants and peaceful hikes and activities all adding up to the perfect winter break.

Walking on the Islands of Guernsey

DAYTIME ADVENTURES

Winter weather on an island can be interchangeable, so be sure to pack layers (including waterproofs) to make the most out of Guernsey’s stunning landscape. Start your day with a coffee from one of the independent cafes in St Peter Port or a beach kiosk on the West Coast before your morning walk. If you want to follow a route, there is a huge selection of walks to suit all timeframes and abilities. You can read more here or even download our new self-guided Walking App

If you are feeling brave, you could join the locals undertaking year round sea swimming - a chilly endeavour, but well worth the thrill that will keep you going all day!

Winter Sea Swimming

To warm up after your outdoor adventures, visit one of the beautiful hotels for an afternoon tea by the fire to unwind, or let off some creative steam at Iris and Dora the local art studio, where you can try pottery painting and throwing, and make your own unique creation to take home.

There are frequent art workshops and exhibitions around the island organised by Guernsey Arts to enjoy, as well as The George Crossan Gallery in the Market Place where you can find showcases of local artists’ work.

OGH Afternoon Tea

The Islands of Guernsey have a fascinating history and great selection of museums to explore, including the German Occupation Museum and Castle Cornet's museums. Venture into St Peter Port with a huge variety of independent shops to discover on an afternoon wandering the cobbled streets. You can pick up handmade Guernsey items and beautiful homeware in shops such as Indica, Eleven, Cadeaux, Maison Demain, Gwyneth & Grey and more. 

If you are visiting for a few more days, consider taking the ferry and island hopping to our sister islands: Herm, Sark and Alderney to explore more of their beautiful and unique landscapes. 

Meeting some of the locals in Sark

Evenings in Guernsey

Evenings in Guernsey are all about food. For a small group of islands, we are lucky to have many incredible restaurants, so whether you are looking for local seafood or Spanish tapas, sushi or French cuisine, Guernsey has it all. 

If you are on the West Coast of the island, take in the stunning sunset at Cobo Bay at La Reunion or The Rockmount, or head further south to The Imperial. They all have breathtaking views out to sea for you to enjoy as the winter sun sets. 

In town, you will find something to suit every taste. 

  • For delicious Italian food, book a meal at Gusto on Smith Street.
  • For unbeatable sea views and local seafood, head to Octopus.
  • If you are a meat lover, we suggest visiting RED for the perfect steak dinner.
  • For an excellent menu of classic dishes done well with a fantastic atmosphere to boot, pop to Christie's.
  • The best sushi on the island can be found at The Hook overlooking the marina.
  • French classic cuisine and ambiance are in abundance at Petit Bistro
  • For great tapas, head to the atmospheric Tinto on the Pollet.
  • For island views, climb the hill  to The Copenhagen to delight in a wide-ranging menu with views over Sark and Castle Cornet. 
  • Amazing Chinese food can be found along the front esplanade at China Red.

After dinner, enjoy one of the many seafront bars, or head to a cosy pub for a quiet tipple. For a relaxed evening, head to the Mallard Cinema for late night film screenings.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to The Islands of Guernsey. 

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Evenings in St Peter Port