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How to spend 48 hours in Jersey and Guernsey

If you’ve only got 48 hours in Jersey and Guernsey, here is the ultimate guide of what to do. Undoubtedly, you’ll be charmed by these beautiful and picturesque islands. So it will not be too long before you book another visit in order to see the sights and attractions you were unable to cram in during your first visit.

Day one: Jersey

Start your day with an early breakfast at the Hungry Man in Rozel Bay. From there head south until you reach St Catherine’s Breakwater and stroll along the 700-metre structure admiring the views and the catch of local fishermen.

Head to Gorey where you can take a whistle-stop tour of Mont Orgueil Castle before enjoying a coffee in one of the cafes along the quaint harbour then move on to beautiful St Helier. Eat lunch at the Cock and Bottle in the Royal Square whilst admiring the pink court and government buildings overlooking the pub. After an early lunch make your way to St Matthew’s Glass Church to take a look at the amazing glass-work created by René Lalique.

Mont Orgueil Castle has cast its imposing shadow over the beautiful fishing port of Gorey for more than 800 years

Mont Orgueil Castle has cast its imposing shadow over the beautiful fishing port of Gorey for more than 800 years

Next go to Jersey War Tunnels and take a look around the impressive underground museum. From there, travel to St Ouen’s Beach and stroll as far as you want along the shore, watching the surfers and enjoy a Jersey ice cream. Make your way north and walk along a looped section of the coast such as at Sorel Point to work up an appetite for dinner.

Enjoy a pre-dinner drink at The Boat House in St Aubin before making your way across the road for a meal at the Lazin Lizard. Following dinner travel to St Helier where you can enjoy a nightcap (or two) at the Royal Yacht.

Head to Gorey where you can take a whistle-stop tour of Mont Orgueil Castle before enjoying a coffee in one of the cafes along the quaint harbour then move on to beautiful St Helier

Day two: Guernsey

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast taking in the scenes of the harbour at The Boat House before heading to Castle Cornet. Spend a few hours exploring the fortress and then wander St Peter Port’s cobbled streets looking for souvenirs before grabbing a quick lunch in a cafe.

After lunch, visit the majestic parish church of St Peter Port and then make your way to Jerbourg Point, which is in the south east corner of the island and offers amazing views of St Peter Port, Herm, Sark and Jersey. Take the steep walk down to Moulin Huet Cove and wander along the white sandy shores.

Explore Guernsey's beautiful capital, St Peter Port

Explore Guernsey’s beautiful capital, St Peter Port

Head inland to St Andrews to take in the beautiful site of the Little Chapel, a scaled replica of Lourdes. Travel to the Fairy Ring on the south west coast to make a wish and admire the scenery of Rocquaine Bay.

Watch the sunset at Cobo Bay whilst enjoying a drink at the nearby hotel or having a paddle in the sea, tide dependent. Head to St Peter Port for dinner and cocktails at The Rock Garden and finish the evening at Laska bar with table service and live music.


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Image credits: ©Andy Le Gresley Photography/Visit Jersey; Shutterstock.com; VisitGuernsey

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