Why visit Guernsey in Autumn?

Temperatures drop slowly, the air becomes crisper, and the island changes colours gradually. The bright summer palette is replaced by the dramatic yellows, reds and oranges… alluring visitors to an autumn getaway.

With a history that dates back as far as the Ice Age, a singular cultural heritage, large open spaces, miles of footpaths, spas & wellness centres, and tasty local food… the island offers something for everyone!

Our top recommendations for a great autumn getaway:

Walk the island

Exploring Guernsey on foot is a great way to discover its natural beauty, historical sites and breath-taking bays. From spectacular cliffs paths and tranquil woodlands, to leisurely strolls through picturesque streets and gardens in St. Peters Port.

Guernsey makes available to visitors a series of self-walking routes that showcases the best vistas, heritage places, and opportunities to refuel along the way.

If you visit the island between September 16th and October 1st, you can also join the Autumn Walking Festival. There’s a walk for every level of expertise led by knowledgeable guides, including peaceful strolls, challenging hikes, themed outings and family-friendly options.

Cliff path in autumn – German Observation Tower

Go sightseeing indoors

There’s no shortage of awesome museums on the island.

The Guernsey Museum, located in the beautiful Candie Gardens at the heart of St. Peters Port, is home to permanent exhibitions showcasing archaeological discoveries, the island’s history and folklore, as well as an art gallery displaying 200 works of art. The museum also houses temporary expositions that change throughout the year.

For a deeper understanding of Guernsey’s past, visit the German Occupation Museum. It provides visitors with a fascinating insight t into ordinary life during the occupation, including a short documentary, a replica of a street, as well as a collection of vehicles and fortifications from WWII.

Don’t pass the opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of diamonds. While in Guernsey, explore the only Diamond Museum in the British Isles located in the historic John Tann’s Bankers Vault.

German Occupation Museum

Spa Day with Afternoon Tea

Rainy days are inevitable during autumn, but perfect to spend a blissful spa day at one of the many hotels with on-site facilities. This autumn disconnect from your busy life and set some time aside for self-care. Book a revitalising treatment, dip in the pool, and indulge in a decadent afternoon tea afterwards. La Villette Hotel and St. Pierre Park Hotel & Golf Resort and are just few of them.

Indoor pool at St. Pierre Park Hotel

Indoor pool at St. Pierre Park Hotel


Autumn also brings along Tennerfest, which is a dream come true for foodies! This annual event runs throughout October to mid-November and encourages visitors and residents alike to dine out for less. Don’t pass it up!

Guernsey has a well-earned reputation for its gastronomic scene, so it’s only natural that the island hosts one of the most delicious food festivals in the Channel Islands: Tennerfest. For 6 weeks from 1st October, eateries across Guernsey encourage visitors and locals alike to dine out and sample both local & international cuisine at lower prices.

Restaurants, bistros, gastropubs and cafés involved in the initiative create fixed-price menus that showcase the finest of their specialties and the freshest ingredients. Besides the island’s traditional food with Anglo-French roots, you can also expect Portuguese, Indian, Greek or Italian flavours. Menus start at £10pp with £12.50, £15.00, £17.50, £20, and over £20 options.

Tennerfest was born to provide high-quality food at affordable prices, and this tradition lives on today! So… are you joining this mouth-watering celebration?

Grilled Salmon Fillet with Mash Potato and Vegetables

For accommodation and holiday packages, visit GuernseyTravel and find the perfect option for your autumn getaway!