Guernsey is a great destination with lots to see and do whatever time of the year you visit. Whether you are in the market for an early spring break, a summer beach holiday or an autumn visit when the crowds have gone, the island won’t disappoint.
For most visitors, Guernsey's coast is its greatest draw. Overall, there are 27 different bays to choose from – some with long and popular stretches of sand, others hidden coves that rarely attract tourists. As for the beautiful south coast, it is lined with stunning cliffs that are best explored on foot.
But this little island packs in many other enticements. Hilly St Peter Port, with its cobbled streets and Regency architecture is one of the prettiest harbour towns in Europe. It includes two of the island’s top attractions, in the form of Castle Cornet, the 800-year-old fortress that guards the harbour, and Hauteville House, eccentrically designed by its one-time owner Victor Hugo. Elsewhere, you'll find several absorbing museums dedicated to the German occupation of Guernsey in World War Two.
But time spent on Guernsey isn't all about sightseeing. You can bank on eating very well. Island-grown produce, like vine tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers, and local seafood appears prominently on menus, so dining out is often a real treat. If you think St Peter Port is a quiet getaway, then you're in for a surprise as it is a bustling harbour town that has a real cosmopolitan buzz to it.