When people talk about those classic “No – but I’ve always wanted to go” places… it’s a good bet the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey will crop up.
Teeming with history and blissfully set off the French coast of Normandy, the two main islands are intrinsically tied to Great Britain and make for a staycation like no other.
The Channel Islands are recommended because of:
- Unique attractions, like Elizabeth Castle in Jersey
- The climate – officially the sunniest place in the British Isles
- Award-winning beaches
- A unique history to explore
Alderney, Sark and Herm – the Channel Islands offer a truly one-of-a-kind break.
So what is there to do in and around the Channel Islands?
Each of the Channel Islands is blessed with its own individual character, and there’s something to fall in love with at every turn. The main islands are a walker’s dream, with miles of rugged, eye-catching coastline and rural hamlets to explore.
For those who’d rather experience the scenery from the comfort of the beach, award-winners like Port Soif Bay in Guernsey and Beauport Beach in Jersey are just starting points for getting to know the glorious golden sands and rock pool life on display.
The Islands’ museums and historical landmarks are also must-see. Guernsey’s Castle Cornet is over 800 years old, while the Jersey Museum & Art Gallery is a hugely popular day out. And with The Channel Island Military Museum, Jersey Zoo and Corbiere Lighthouse,
you’re only just touching the surface of what’s on offer.
For those who like things a bit quirky, The SandWizard offers a mind-blowing array of intricate sand sculptures you have to see to believe!
Fancy travelling a little further afield?
If you’re taking a break in the Channel Islands and happy to move around, island hopping is the best way of getting the full picture!
Based in Guernsey? Head over to Jersey for a challenging, but compelling trip to the Jersey War Tunnels – where you’ll get a first-hand insight into one of the most difficult periods in the Island’s
If you’re staying in Jersey, take the ferry north and don’t miss the beautiful Guernsey Tapestry, a fantastic way to get to grips with the islands’ complex history.
For a truly unique adventure, head to the island of Alderney and check out the quaint Alderney Railway, covering a scenic, 2-mile stretch of this lesser-visited island’s blissful vistas.
Change your channel – cross the Channel Islands off your to-do list!
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