Guernsey Coastal Path

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  • Tasting fresh fruit from the gardens at one of the islands many ’Honesty Stalls’
  • Feeling the fine powdery sand between your toes as you walk along Cobo Beach
  • Admiring the aquamarine sea below as you walk atop the cliffs of the South Coast
  • Experiencing the unique islands of Herm and Sark
Walking on Guernsey changes with the seasons. Springtime is a delight when the ancient woodland is sprinkled with bluebells and summer is a riot of colour with exotic flowers in full bloom — around every corner you really are greeted with a different view! Your journey starts and ends in St Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey, a town unlike any other which has been shaped by a rich history and is well worth exploring. Your walk around Guernsey will be one of contrasts and ever-changing scenery. The south coast boasts wild and rugged walking where you will hear the roar of the waves as they buffet the cliffs beneath you. The west is where the cliffs and coves give way to sea-grass fringed sand dunes. The landscape changes again in the north. Rocky inlets pepper the coastline sheltering brightly coloured fishing boats. The island is dotted with towers, forts and hidden bunkers which are reminders of events that have shaped these islands and illustrate the areas tumultuous past.
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What To Expect

If you like varied walking with long sandy beaches and wild and rugged cliff tops then, Guernsey could be just for you. With an abundance of wildlife and amazing colourful flora this makes for a wonderful island coastal walk.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities, First Timers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Coastal & Island

Activity Level & Terrain

This route is graded as easy to moderate, it is mainly walking on existing pathways, bridleways and some minor roads. Beach walking is an option depending on the tides.

Navigation

The route is not extensively waymarked but is easily navigated with the route notes, maps and guidebook that we provide. It is always useful to be able to navigate with a compass in case of adverse weather. GPX tracks are also accessible on the Macs Smartphone App, so you can simply follow the route on your phone.

Accommodations

One of the highlights of this walking holiday is the high standard of the accommodation. We specifically choose the hotels, inns, guesthouses and B&B’s to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay. They all offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. Due to limited accommodation availability for one night stays we may have to accommodate you in one location for more than one night. If this is the case, Guernsey has anexcellent local bus network which can be used to travel to the start of the walk.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable. We welcome solo walkers on Guernsey although you should of course take extra care in the outdoors when walking solo. A supplement will apply to baggage transfers.

Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinner are not included so you are free to choose from the available options. Most of your accommodations will more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby pubs or restaurants.

Additional Nights and Extensions

Many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk to sample more of the wonderful walking and attractions available on Guernsey. Extra nights can be added anywhere along the walk although we would recommend an extra night in St Peter Port as there is an abundance of inland walks which can be accessed by local bus from here

Included
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in ensuite rooms wherever possible
  • Door to door baggage transfer
  • A detailed info pack, route notes, guidebook and maps
  • Access to the Macs Smartphone App
  • Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem
Excluded
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Entrance fees (where applicable)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transport should you need to skip a stage
Extras

When To Go

You can start your walk on Guernsey Coastal Path on any day between the beginning of April and end of October.

Getting to the Start

By Air: You can fly direct from London Gatwick and Stansted or a number of regional airports. Flights from the UK take as little as 45mins. You can also fly from some European destinations to Guernsey. Flight operators include Aurigny , Blue Islands and Flybe. There are regular buses from the airport to St Peter Port (20mins)

By Car: We don't recommend that you take your car to Guernsey as using public transport is by far the best way to get around the island. Long term parking is expensive. There is limited unsecure on street parking in the outlying residential areas.

By Ferry: There are regular direct ferries from Poole (3hrs), Weymouth (2.5hrs) or Portsmouth (11.5hrs). All routes are with Condor Ferries.

Luggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

The distances are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all essentials, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, and sunscreen.

Walking Direction

We offer this walk in a clockwise direction around the island starting and finishing in St Peter Port.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of this booking with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation or hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Starting/Finishing Point: St Peter Port Day 2 St Peter Port to Petit Bot Bay 7 miles / 11 km Day 3 Petit Bot Bay to Vazon Bay 13 miles / 20.5 km Day 4 Vazon Bay to Vale area 5.5 miles / 9 km Day 5 Vale area to St Peter Port 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 6 Choose one of the neighbouring islands to explore Day 7 Onward Travel

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