Guernsey Coastal Path

Overview

Trail Details
> Prices from: £ 605.00 per person
> Start / Finish: St Peter Port
> Distance: 39 miles (64 km)
> Duration: 5 days
> Availability: March to October
> Grading: Moderate
> Part way-marked

Highlights:

  • Wander around St Peter Port’s beautiful harbour and quaint cobbled streets
  • Visit Castle Cornet standing guard over the capital and discover Guernsey’s fascinating history
  • Explore hidden bays with stunning crystal clear waters for swimming
  • Discover interesting towers, forts and concealed bunkers, scattered around the island harking back to the days of WW2
  • Visit Victor Hugo's island home with its dramatic setting that inspired Les Misérables and The Toilers of the Sea
  • Explore the unique islands of Sark and Herm - true gems for those looking for a walking holiday with a difference

Your Guernsey walking holiday follows a circuit around the island's incredible coastline.

The route is primarily coastal but one of contrasts and ever-changing scenery. The south undulating and wild, boasting rugged cliffs and dramatic views. As you move west, the scenery starts to change as cliffs make way to sandy beaches and idyllic bays.

Guernsey’s coast is its shining jewel. Your island walk begins and ends in St Peter Port with its busy marina, excellent restaurants and independent shops. Guarding the capital for over 800 years, Castle Cornet, built on a small tidal island, attests to the many battles fought.

Guernsey has a rich and impressive cultural heritage. As the only British territory to be occupied by the Germans, the island is scattered with interesting towers, forts and concealed bunkers that hark back to the days of war.

Along with the islands of Sark, Alderney and Herm, Guernsey has its own parliament. It is British but not part of the UK, self-governing while still recognising the Queen, feels English, French and neither - and that’s the charm.

The south coast is particularly memorable - the dramatic cliffs and uninterrupted blue sea make for an incredible spectacle as you walk along the island’s coastline. Experience the views that inspired the likes of “Les Misérables” writer Victor Hugo and renaissance painter Jean-Claude Monet, before stopping off for a delicious piece of cake at one of the many tea rooms.

This wonderful walk around Guernsey can be walked over 4 days but we recommend you explore the neighbouring islands of Herm and Sark before you set sail home.