The Islands of Guernsey

Each island of the Guernsey Bailiwick is a unique gem with its own traits and charms waiting to be uncovered, and with less than one hour travel time between any of the islands and only 30 minutes flight time from the UK mainland, the Bailiwick is the perfect destination for an island holiday from the UK. Whether you have a couple days in the Bailiwick or a couple of weeks, it is well worth taking the time to explore our sister islands and discover the unique charm of each.

Herm

This tiny Island is often missed on the map yet most people who visit Guernsey will have heard of Herm. Just one and a half miles long by half a mile wide this small island is reached by fast and frequent services from St. Peter Port harbour. Visitors are free to stroll around the numerous paths through heathland, farmland, woodland and around the coast and cliff paths. There are several miles of golden sandy beaches which are clean, safe and a delight for children.

Sark

At just 1.5 miles wide and 3.5 miles long, Sark is the fourth largest of the Channel Islands and the jewel in their crown. Carved out by the sea, the island has a rugged coastline and sits on a plateau 350 feet above sea level making it appear like a fortress in the waves. Its natural beauty has inspired artists, writers, poets and musicians for generations. Today, it is inspiring our local artisans to capture its beauty in jewellery, pottery, weaving and paintings. The island has also inspired an award-winning local chocolatier and a micro brewery.

Lihou

Lihou Island is a small tidal island on the west coast of Guernsey. It is the most westerly point of the Channel Islands and at low tide it is accessible from the L'Eree headland via a stone causeway.

Alderney

Alderney is the most “remote” of the Channel Islands, even though it is only 23 miles away from Guernsey. Being one and a half miles wide and three and a half miles long it is the smallest of the Islands to have its own airport. There are regular flights from and to Guernsey.