Guernsey’s 56 km coast path follows country lanes, woodland pathways, wild coastal cliffs, hidden coves and sandy bays. Part of the Channel Island Way there is a hige amount to see with ancient churches, Napoleonic watchtowers and German fortifications as well as some great pit stops to refuel.
The walk can be completed as a whole or there are shorter walks that take in the highlights of the island’s coast. One such walk from Fermain Bay to secluded Marble Bay can be completed as a 4 hour circular walk from St Peter Port. It passes wild headlands, plunging cliffs, and deep-cut coves along a wooded section of the coastal path. It continues past rocky outcrops and tidal pools to St Martin’s Point then on to Jerbourg Point and the Pea Stacks, six large stacks at the tip of the headland.
Other highlights include the coastal section between Petit Port Bay to Saints Bay Harbour, where there are opportunities to climb down to more secluded coves as well as enjoy the spectacular views from Moulin Huet Bay, which inspired Renoir to paint the scene. The Pleinmont peninsula, on the southwest point of Guernsey, is also dramatic with many lookouts and fortifications. Over 150 species of bird have been recorded here making it one of the best places for bird watching on the island.
Most of the north coast entails walking alongside the road and wide sandy beaches, passing the causeway of Lihou Island on the way.