Here in Guernsey we understand the need for a good work life balance, and with plenty of sports and leisure opportunities as well as stunning cliffs perfect for sunset walks, there’s plenty to do to keep busy. If you prefer to relax in your free time, why not stretch out on one of Guernsey’s 27 beaches, or visit some of Guernsey’s many great restaurants and taste some fresh Guernsey produce?

Your free time doesn’t have to be a rare treat. Forget motorways and long train journeys, everything in Guernsey is just a short drive or even just a walk away, allowing you more time to spend with friends and family.

Guernsey has a variety of local events: All offering a variety of activities to get involved in during the year, perfect for getting to know the Island and the people in it. From water, track and field sports to vintage car clubs and literary societies, there’s an activity to suit everyone, whatever your interest or age group.

Guernsey is also known for its safe and friendly environment. Here, crime rates are low and with a maximum speed limit of 35mph, road accidents are rare. Even Hedge Veg – a tradition where locals sell their produce on the roadside for others to buy – shows what a trusting island Guernsey is.

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Walking is one of the best ways to explore Guernsey. With over 28 miles of cliff paths, sweeping bays and rural lanes there are plenty of opportunities to get to know the Island. Don’t forget to visit the bluebell woods during springtime and experience the carpet of bluebells covering the woodland floor.

Fancy doing something a little more adventurous? Surfing, kayaking, coasteering and sailing all make the most of Guernsey’s coastline and explore what the Island has to offer.

Guernsey also has a range of activities for any interest. If you love history, why not visit one of our many historic sites on the Island such as our prehistoric dolmens, 18th and 19th Century forts or World War II gun batteries. There’s also a lot on offer for the nature lover with the Island’s floral export industry, world-class nature reserves and rare bird colonies.

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Once you’ve finished exploring Guernsey, why not take a trip to one of the Bailiwick’s Sister Islands – Sark, Herm and Alderney. These Islands offer an easy destination for a short break, with Sark and Herm just a short boat trip away, both offering a car free paradise.

With all that is on offer, you’ll find yourself spending a lot of time outdoors. With a beach always just a short drive away, it won’t be long before you’re heading straight from work to watch the sunset on your favourite beach.

Visit VisitGuernsey to find out more about things to do in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

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