In less than a ten minute walk down the hill from Camp de Reves you will arrive at L’Eree beach which is a ‘blue flag’ swimming beach and has a traditional ice cream van, car park and public toilets nearby.
Just behind the beach there is the excellent Taste of India restaurant and take away, a Fish and Chip Shop and the L’Eree Bay Hotel which has a lounge and public bar and serves bar meals. Just a few minutes along is the secluded Rocque Poisson beach which has slipway access, a pier and hidden low tide rock pools deep enough to swim in.
A ten minute walk further along the coast to the South will take you to Fort Grey (aka the Cup and Saucer), originally a Martello tower built in 1804 to defend the West coast, and which now houses a Shipwreck museum containing many of the artefacts salvaged from the nearby infamous Hanois Reef www.museums.gov.gg
Opposite the Fort is the Guernsey Pearl which is a jewellery and gift shop and also has a café. Keep walking and in another five minutes you will come to the recently renovated Imperial Hotel which has two bars and a restaurant and overlooks the beautiful and sandy Rocquaine Bay.
Two minutes walk further on and you arrive at the quaintest small working fishing harbour ‘Portelet’ a gorgeous beach, perfect for crabbing off the pier with the children and has a friendly kiosk alongside selling cream teas and fresh crab sandwiches, with adjoining toilet facilities.
Or, turn North at L’Eree Bay, and walk to the Guernsey’s first Ramsar site which encompasses Lihou Island, La Claire Mare Nature Reserve, and the Colin Best Nature Reserve. The intertidal area with some of the largest tides in Britain, with outlying reefs and rocks and is a thriving community with a wealth of habitats. Look out for oystercatchers, peregrine falcons, red shanks, grey herons and on the shore shrimps, limpets, whelks etc. www.societe.org.gg
On Lihou the ruined priory is thought to be the largest religious ruin in the Bailiwick. Lihou Island can only be accessed by a causeway at low tide for about two weeks every month, information on these time on request.
Head inland and walk/cycle around the beautiful narrow country lanes and some of the best wild orchid fields or maybe visit the many coastal and inland fortifications left behind by the Occupation of the Island during WWII. www.visitguernsey.com
In addition, the Guernsey Observatory is just in the lane behind the Glampsite and holds open evenings that take advantage of the Island’s Dark Sky www.astronomy.org.gg Or if you prefer a guided tour off the usual tourist trail in a custom built Land Rover Defender, contact www.tourguernsey.com.
For the more adventurous there are lots of outdoor activities to choose from including: stand-up paddle boarding, kayak explorations, coasteering, bushcraft, puffin and coastal sea bird patrols, climbing & abseiling, cycle tours, nerf battle, with www.outdoorguernsey.gg or why not learn to surf! www.guernseysurfschool.co.uk
It is a five minute drive to St Peters Village which has a supermarket, post office, dry cleaners, doctors surgery, pharmacy, Church and also the Longfrie Inn which has a bar and serves lunches and evening meals and has an indoor children’s play area.
There is a bus stop at the top of the lane which will take you into the capital town of St Peter Port with its quaint cobbled streets, high street shopping and an array of restaurants, cafes and bars and the place to catch a ferry to the other Bailiwick islands. www.buses.gg