Guernsey is a small island nestled between the UK and France that is blessed with absolutely stunning views, beautiful beaches and wonderful coastal walks.
Jerbourg Point is located in the Parish of St Martins on the south coast of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. This stunning location has breathtaking views over the surrounding islands and the crystal clear Guernsey channel. There are many things to do in the area, whether you just want to sit and admire the views or lace up your boots and go for a walk around the cliffs.
Included in this guide are all of the following points, details of which will be discussed later in the article.
- What is Jerbourg Point?
- Where is Jerbourg Point?
- How to get to Jerbourg Point?
- Why Should I go to Jerbourg Point?
- When Should I go to Jerbourg Point?
- Jerbourg Cliff walk
- Preparing for your trip to Guernsey
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Jerbourg Point Guernsey – A Complete Guide
What is Jerbourg Point?
Jerbourg Point is an incredible vantage point on the southern coast of Guernsey. It is a magical place to watch the sunrise on the island and take in the stunning views below. Hotel Jerbourg and Jerbourg kiosk are available to satisfy your food and drink needs. Many people on the island also believe that Hotel Jerbourg offers the best cakes on the island. We’ll leave that for you to decide.
Where is Jerbourg Point in Guernsey?
On the southern coast of Guernsey, in the Parish of St Martins, lies some of Guernsey’s most breathtaking views. The towering cliffs mould the island and as you head out of St Martins towards the coast. Follow the road to the sea and you will reach the Jerbourg Hotel. Jerbourg Point is towards the eastern side of car park looking over the turquoise waters.
How to get to Jerbourg, Guernsey?
From the main town of St Peter Port, the quickest way to get to Jerbourg is by car. Head south towards the Val des Terres and when you get to the roundabout at the top of the hill, take a left. When you reach the traffic lights at the end of the road, take a left and then follow the road until you reach the Jerbourg Hotel and you will see the free car park on the left.
You will see the free car park at the top of the cliff. If you are taking public transport, the number 81 bus will take you to Jerbourg point from St Peter Port.
Why Should I go to Jerbourg, Guernsey?
If you visit Jerbourg on a clear day, you can see across to the islands surrounding Guernsey, Alderney, Herm, Sark and even across to France. It is a steep descent down a lot of stairs to reach sea level however it is so worth it when you get there. There is a bench at the bottom of the walk down where you can sit and watch the boats head into St Peter Port. Follow the path to the left or the right and you will be able to access the rocks on the shoreline.
After your walk back up the hill, you can stop in at the Jerbourg Kiosk for ice cream or hot drink. There are also toilet facilities here that are cleaned regularly.
If the weather isn’t as nice or you are wanting some shade from the sun, how about paying a visit to the Jerbourg Hotel for a unicorn hot chocolate and unicorn cake? We were fascinated by how pretty these were and they tasted pretty good too. If you are into your sweet cakes, I am sure you will enjoy it.
When Should I go to Jerbourg Point?
The best time to visit Jerbourg is on a clear day in the summer months when it is warm. If you are an early bird, the even better time to visit is for sunrise. The golden sunlight bounces off the cliff and creates a gorgeous glow around the island.
If you are visiting on a hot day, how about paying a visit to the nearby Petit Port beach. With long stretches of white sand at low tide, this beach is a must-see on your visit to Guernsey.
During the clear summer nights of Guernsey, the lack of pollution and lights from big cities provides the island with the most spectacular light show in the world, the Milky Way. Head here at night with a picnic and a blanket (probably some warm clothes as well to stell the cold, sea air) and spend your night relaxing between the stars.
The Jerbourg Cliff Walk
When you park up at the Jerbourg Hotel and kiosk area you can either take the steps down to Jerbourg Point or if you would like to explore more of the island by foot, then you can start a cliff walk around the south coast of Guernsey. The complete cliff walk is around 20 miles however you can tailor this to suit your abilities
Start the walk at the end of La Route de Jerbourg and follow the road marked as a dead end. There are many up and down hills around the coastal walk, however, this is balanced by the many benches dotted around the cliffs, giving you time for a rest and to soak of the stunning view in front of you.
Alternatively, you can go down the cliff and explore the rocks and the sea beneath.
Before You Leave for Guernsey
Before you leave on your trip to the beautiful island of Guernsey, there are a number of things you will need to organise to ensure a smooth and stress-free trip. These include what to pack, where to stay and what is the best travel insurance for Guernsey.
How to Get to Guernsey
Given that Guernsey is an island, you really have two choices of transport for getting there: plane or boat. Both of these transport methods are available from the UK, France and from the neighbouring Channel Islands.
Ferry to Guernsey
Condor is the best option for ferries to and from the Channel Islands from the mainland. Leaving from the mainland UK ports of Poole and Portsmouth, the French port of St Malo and the Channel Islands port of Jersey, there are two main ferries that will bring you to Guernsey.
The faster boat, known as the Liberation, takes 3 hours to get from Poole to Guernsey, while the slower boat, known as the Clipper, takes 7 hours from Portsmouth. From St Malo, it will take you just under 2 hours aboard the Rapide to reach Guernsey.
Fly to Guernsey
Flying to Guernsey can be done from multiple airports across the UK with the Channel Islands airline, Aurigny. This is the quickest and easiest way to get to the island if you are only coming for a short period of time.
What to Pack for Guernsey?
What you need to pack for Guernsey will rely highly on when you make your trip to the Channel Islands. During the Spring and Autumn months, temperatures and weather patterns vary wildly between beautiful sunny skies and storming gales.
The temperatures generally vary from 10oC to 25oC during these months, with a mixture between cold, northerly winds and warmer southerlies. There is a small amount of rain, with maybe 1 in 7 days receiving rainfall, which makes it perfect for days out exploring the beautiful island.
During the Summer months in Guernsey, temperatures tend to range from 20oC to 30oC, with some days topping 35oC. Summer days in Guernsey are perfect for the beach, with many locals and travellers alike sending their day soaking up the sun and playing in the sea.
If you need more inspiration on what to pack for your trip, check out our full packing guides for all-weather conditions over here.
When it comes to toiletries, we recommend that you don’t forget to pack sunscreen. The sun in Guernsey can be strong, especially in the summer months.,
Given the beautiful sights and scenery that you will see in Guernsey, we highly recommend packing a good camera for your trip. If you want to read more about the cameras we use and why we love them, check out the link below.
What is the Best Travel Insurance for Guernsey
Regardless of what type of trip you are heading on, one thing that is essential for everybody is good travel insurance. Accidents can happen anywhere and at anytime and unexpected hospital bills will ruin a holiday. Remove the stress from your next adventure and get covered for the worst.
World Nomads Travel Insurance provides budget reliable travel insurance that will keep you covered for any level of adventure.
Where to Stay in Guernsey
When it comes to accommodation on Guernsey, you are simply spoiled for choice with a huge range of hotels, B&Bs and even campsites to choose from. No matter what your preferred level of luxury is, there is the perfect place for you.
Luxury – Spend your time on Guernsey in true luxury at the Old Government House Spa and Hotel in St Peter Port. This hotel has beautiful views over the harbour of Guernsey’s capital, as well as access to a luxurious spa, an outdoor terrace and a heated, outdoor pool.
Mid-range – If you would like a taste of luxury at an affordable price, then the Auberge du Val Hotel is perfect for you. This 19th-century farmhouse sits on the west coast of the island and offers cosy, ensuite rooms, complete with tea, coffee and tv. The hotel is just a short walk from the beautiful nature reserves in St Saviour, perfect for a romantic trip away for the weekend.
Budget – Situated just 2-miles from Guernsey airport in the heart of St Martins, the Carlton Inn is the best value hotel in Guernsey. With free parking and wifi, as well as access to the Wicked Wolf pub that sits in the same building.
Camping – If you are up for a more adventurous stay on Guernsey, Fauxquets Valley Campsite offer a range of glamping safari tents, glamping pods and sites for your own tent if you bring one. Visit their website for a full price list of tents and campsites.
So there you have it, a complete guide to visiting Jerbourg Point in Guernsey! This island has some incredible viewpoints and this has to be one of our favourites.
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