Take a second to dream of a family holiday without the stressful journey through an airport, where there are no limitations on your luggage and you can begin to relax and unwind just as soon as you’ve checked in. Travel to Guernsey by sea with your car in 2021 and discover a new way to holiday.
Why Travel By Sea?
Drive aboard Condor Ferries’ impressive high-speed trimaran vessel ‘Liberation’ and let your holiday begin as you sail across the Channel in just 3 short hours. Grab a drink from the bar or a tasty meal from the onboard restaurant and relax.
Condor Liberation offers 3 options for seating including the spacious Horizon Lounge with a private bar and panoramic views, and comfortable Club Class seating with steward service to your seat. No matter where your seats are located, the Liberation offers plenty of space to stretch your legs and expansive deck areas allow passengers to get some fresh sea air and enjoy views of Sark and Herm islands as you sail into St. Peter Port Harbour. There is also a well-stocked duty-free and gift shop onboard.
Travelling with your own car means there are no limits on your luggage and no need to restrict yourself when it comes to beach toys, bikes or anything else that your heart desires on holiday – you can even bring the dog!*
Arrive in Guernsey relaxed and rested, and ready for the short drive to your accommodation.
*Please note that additional charges may apply for roof-boxes and bicycle racks which increase the external size of your vehicle. See here for more information on bringing your pet to Guernsey.
Where Can I Stay?
Although only 9 miles long by 3 miles wide, Guernsey has a surprising amount of areas that are ‘off the beaten path’ and travelling with your own car means the island really is
As pretty as St. Peter Port is, to experience the real Guernsey you may choose to stay out of town, and there are plenty of options to choose from, either on the coast or tucked away down picturesque country lanes.
New to Guernsey for 2020, Camp de Reves is a small but perfectly formed ‘glamping’ site, close to west coast beaches and surrounded by a protected RAMSAR site. Just 5 tents across 2 acres means you’ll feel like you have the place all to yourselves, unless you choose to join your fellow holidaymakers at the communal BBQ area or games room.
If you prefer more mod-cons than camping then Ellingham Cottages may be for you. A small complex of stylish self-catering units, they are the ideal spot for walkers, with south coast cliff paths and hidden coves just a short distance away, and the bright lights of St. Peter Port in easy reach for an evening out.
What Shall We Do?
With a car at your disposal, how you spend your Guernsey holiday is only limited by your imagination. Enjoy a coffee and a bacon roll at Rousse Kiosk on the north-west coast, discover the history of St. Peter Port at fascinating Castle Cornet, squeeze inside one of the smallest (and most eclectically decorated) chapels in the world, or pot a few balls at Pirate Bay Golf before heading to St. Peter Port for a slap-up seafood dinner – we recommend Octopus restaurant or Le Nautique.
Guernsey’s bijou size means that nowhere is much more than a 10-minute drive away, and while it’s quite easy to get lost, just head for the sea and you’ll soon find yourself back on track. Parking in Guernsey is free of charge although many car parks have time limits and will ask drivers to display their time of arrival, it’s worth taking time to understand the parking requirements in Guernsey to save you time when you pull up. A number of car parks in St. Peter Port allow you to stay for 10 hours; perfect if you plan to visit the carless islands of Sark or Herm for a day.
At the end of a relaxing break, don’t forget to fill up the tank (fuel is generally lower in price here than on the mainland) before returning to the harbour to board Condor Liberation and be whisked safely and smoothly home.