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Visit Castel

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.

Top hotels in Castel

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Le Friquet Country Hotel
Le Friquet Country Hotel
3 out of 5
Rue Du Friquet, Castel, Guernsey
£70
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Saumarez Park and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Guernsey Harbour. Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery and Candie Gardens ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (116 reviews)
Superb for business trips.

"Clean & comfortable with a great restaurant & bar."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2019

Le Friquet Country Hotel
Wayside Cheer Hotel
Wayside Cheer Hotel
3 out of 5
Grandes Rocques, Castel, Guernsey
£62
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29

Situated in Castel, this beach hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Saumarez Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Guernsey Harbour and Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (103 reviews)

"All the staff worked hard and are really friendly, there is nothing they would not do for you. The hotel is very clean and the food was excellent. We will be going back end of March."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019

Wayside Cheer Hotel
Hougue Du Pommier Hotel
Hougue Du Pommier Hotel
3 out of 5
Lane E Route De Lane Hougue Du Pommier, Castel, Guernsey
£78
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Situated near the airport, this romantic hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Saumarez Park and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Guernsey Harbour. Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery ...

4.2/5Excellent! (100 reviews)

"Quiet location, could walk to beach & bus stop. Very good members of staff"…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Hougue Du Pommier Hotel

Popular things to do in Castel

Saumarez Park
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Saumarez Park

4.5/5(23 reviews)

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.

Castle Cornet
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Castle Cornet

4.5/5(91 reviews)

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.

Petit Bot Bay
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Petit Bot Bay

4.5/5(39 reviews)

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.

Candie Gardens
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Candie Gardens

3.5/5(8 reviews)

Hidden in the heart of St. Peter Port is Guernsey’s charming Victorian gardens with subtropical plants, panoramic views and an enthralling museum.

Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery
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Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery

Uncover the history of Guernsey and admire a dazzling collection of watercolors in this fascinating museum located in colorful Victorian gardens. 

Hauteville House
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Hauteville House

5/5(1 review)

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. 

Top activities in Castel

Guernsey Small Group Coastal Tour
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Guernsey Small Group Coastal Tour

£53

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.

Half Day Island Tour
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Half Day Island Tour

£20

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.

Reviews of Castel

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 26, 2019

Coastline is great for walking - great views, blue water and good facilities along the footpath. All very quiet with great sunsets.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 15, 2019

Lovely walks along the lovely beach and coast, so convenient for transport.

3/5 - Okay

M.Braham

Sep 12, 2019

Very little to do other than eat, shop and walk.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 9, 2019

Why are you asking me about Castel?

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 23, 2019

Beautiful beaches lovely walks and good bus service. Lovely tea rooms at Coby beach

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2019

Lovely place to stay. Beautiful beaches and cliff top walks.