Guernsey Islands – A Traveller’s Paradise – Part I

Islands | | August 2, 2009 at 9:25 pm


guernseyGuernsey is an undoubtedly convivial place with temperate climate, splendid vistas, twenty-five immaculate sandy beaches and plentiful historically significant places.

Several top rated beaches on Guernsey are in close proximity to St. Peter Port, the capital loaded with its 17th century old fashioned charm mounting regally from the scenic harbour to maintain a watchful eye on Guernsey’s close by Sark, Jethou and Herm islands. Sauntering its streets one can unearth a mammon of autonomous vendors presenting a wide assortment of clothing, ornaments and relics at exciting prices due to its lower excise duty rates in comparison to the UK.

Guernsey travelThe bays of Havelet and the rocky Belle Greve are considered in high esteem for their stunning views. Havelet is located close to the briny open tidal pools of La Valetta, built in the 19th century that gets filled due to the seawater during high tide is the idyllic place to unwind without the worry of the perilous waves or unforeseen currents. Havelet is among the preeminent locales for engaging in yachting and snorkelling.

The Vazon Bay is considered among the largest beach where the notable Hommet Fort is situated on the northern area of the bay. It has the accolade garnering Blue Flag beach best for serious surfing expedition. guernsey beachOther prize winning beaches include the picture-perfect Fermain Bay, the Grande Rocques Bay situated beside the scenic, well-liked Cobo Bay, and the L’Eree beach has several rocky pools, great sands and eateries. At low tide the Lihou Island can be visited from the L’Eree beach by an olden walkway best visited with a guide. The Lihou is bursting with fables and fairy tales with many stony interment chambers erected above ground, witches resting tombs, eerie wrecks, fairy ring and streets christened after werewolves.

Bordeaux, the petite characteristic fishing harbour has two fine sandy beaches closely placed to the remnants of the Vale Castle. The pebble strewn Marble Bay has numerous innate caves and is an incredibly calm place.

coboThe huge bays of the Pembroke and the l’Ancresse Bay is ideal for engaging in a host of water adventure sports and also to try a hand at catching some fish. One can pay a visit to the Jerbourg Monument situated close to the sandy Petit Port bay best ventured by those who are game for a good hike as the vertical cliff face comprises of close to 300 stepladders to the sands.

Enjoy the remarkable waterfall, towering cliffs and the wonderful sandy bay of Petit Bot bay located south of St. Martin.

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