5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerSep 26, 2019
Coastline is great for walking - great views, blue water and good facilities along the footpath. All very quiet with great sunsets.
Relax in this beautiful, sunny district of Guernsey known for its scenic coastline, picturesque towns and lively local culture.
Castel is one of Guernsey’s most appealing regions, encompassing a selection of historic attractions and stunning beaches. Drive along its scenic roads to find quiet coastal towns populated by ever-friendly locals, who are always ready to welcome you to their corner of the island. Linger on sandy beaches overlooking the English Channel on one day, then visit enthralling historical attractions the next.
Learn about the island’s history at one of Castel’s finest attractions, Saumarez Park. These expansive gardens are linked by a nature trail to Cobo Bay, and you can walk here easily then explore the park on foot. The park hosts the Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum, a National Trust Property that charts how people on the island lived in different eras.
The nearby town of Cobo offers several places to eat while overlooking the scenic bay. Enjoy a cup of tea in the famous tearooms or pick up the classic snack of fish and chips to eat on the beach.
Next to Cobo lies Fort Hommet, a Victorian fortification that overlooks two bays on either side of the peninsula. Take a trip into the bunkers here, which were used by occupying German forces in World War II.
Castel is most famous, however, for its gorgeous beaches with golden sand and calm waters. Cobo Bay is one of the highlights, but on the other side of Fort Hommet is the equally enticing Vazon Bay. Head here for surfing and kite flying or to simply enjoy seafood with ocean views.
Drive to the northeastern corner of Castel to find the Grandes Rocques, also known as Saline Bay. This protected area of coastline features grassy dunes that roll down onto a peaceful beach. The edges of the beach are lined with sloping, pink granite rocks, enhancing the atmosphere as the sun sets over the water.
Drive to Castel towns such as Cobo and Albecq from Guernsey Airport in about 15 minutes. Vacation accommodations are plentiful throughout Castel. Find a place to stay along the coast for uninterrupted views of the English Channel.
Reviewed on 25 Oct 2019
Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019
Stroll around peaceful gardens and explore a fascinating museum in a Guernsey park that is a constant favorite with local families and visitors to the island.
One of Guernsey’s most impressive attractions is a 13th-century fortification on the edge of the capital that today hosts numerous museums and formal gardens.
Unwind on a beach that is naturally sheltered from the elements by dramatic cliffs and a natural bay, making it an ideal destination for a day by the sea.
Hidden in the heart of St. Peter Port is Guernsey’s charming Victorian gardens with subtropical plants, panoramic views and an enthralling museum.
Uncover the history of Guernsey and admire a dazzling collection of watercolors in this fascinating museum located in colorful Victorian gardens.
Look into the mind and life of Victor Hugo at the site of his eclectically decorated house in Guernsey, where he lived while in exile from France.
The coastal tours offers you unmatched stunning views of all Guernsey's main bays and hill tops. If you are looking for a half day tour to see all the sights and delights Guernsey has to offer then this is the tour for you.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Sausmarez Manor La Route de Sausmarez, St Martin GY4 6SG A brief look at Sausmarez Manor Stop At: Pleinmont Gun, Guernsey GY8, Guernsey At Pleinmont Point, you will get to see the restored German Gun battery and bunker.
Verified travelerJun 5, 2019
Lovely place to stay. Beautiful beaches and cliff top walks.