From carnivals to concerts, there is a whole host of unmissable events happening in Guernsey this summer! Whether you are travelling as a family or a couple, you will find plenty of great things going on once you arrive on our beautiful isle.
Below, we have picked out some of our favourites, so you can plan your campervan holiday in Guernsey around them.
Lovers of live music will be spoilt in Guernsey this summer, as our islands play host to a range of fantastic music events. Outdoor concerts take place every Saturday and Sunday in the Market Square and Candie Gardens, while the Balcony Gigs at Cobo Bay are always a huge hit, attracting crowds to the island’s beautiful west coast to enjoy local bands and visiting tribute acts – check the Cobo Bay Hotel Facebook Page for details.
A fun-filled day for all ages, the Rocquaine Regatta is another long-standing annual tradition in Guernsey. The event takes place on 29th July at Rocquaine Bay in the island’s west, and features boat races, competitions, live entertainment and an evening beach barbecue! Be sure to stick around until the evening, as Guernsey’s west coast is home to some of the most spectacular sunsets around!
Herm Real Ale & Cider Festival
Taking place twice this summer, on 13th-18th June and 12th-17th September, the Real Ale & Cider Festival at Herm Island’s Mermaid Tavern is always a highlight of the summer! Just a short boat trip from St Peter Port is the stunning island of Herm, which is home to unforgettable views and golden sandy beaches. Sample over 60 fantastic real ales and ciders and soak up the atmosphere, with live music most nights.
Battle of Flowers
The two-day North Show at Saumarez Park is one of the island’s best-attended annual events, with live entertainment, market stalls, fairground rides and much more. It is also home to the Battle of Flowers, where dozens of colourful floats hand-decorated with paper flowers parade around the park. Taking place on the 23rd and 24th August, the show concludes with a firework display and is always a fantastic family day out!
Embrace the Great Outdoors
Throughout the whole summer, there will be ample opportunity for you to get active and make the most of Guernsey’s beautiful waters, unforgettable scenery and fresh sea air! Whether you prefer to stay on dry land with a leisurely walk or cycle, or take to the waters with a sailing boat, kayak or surfboard, our magical isle can certainly accommodate.
Our purpose-built campervan site is the only one of its kind in Guernsey, and is the perfect launchpad from which to experience all the fantastic events, activities and experiences that the Bailiwick of Guernsey has to offer. Find out more…
Usually at Beaucette we prefer talking about how we can help our many guests and visitors to the marina and restaurant get the most out of their stay. But since this is the first blog from Beaucette CamperVans, we thought it might be in order to say a few words about how we got to our official opening day, which was held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
And what a rollercoaster it’s been!
For years, visitors to our marina have asked whether other family or friends could bring campers to the island and, sadly, the answer was always No. The laws of Guernsey simply didn’t allow caravans or motorhomes to be used here.
Happily, that has now changed and we have created an architect-designed, modern site that can welcome up to eight vans at any one time and share our – and we don’t think we’re being biased here – truly jaw-dropping views of the other islands and excellent facilities with those of you who don’t have boats.
It’s been a lot of work for Marina Manager Ricky Stephens and the rest of the team but they’re happy (ahem) to say that they enjoyed every moment of it!
We did have an excellent opening party, though, where they and a wide range of invited guests were able to sample Beaucette CamperVan’s hopefully by now legendary hospitality and let their hair down a bit.
In the meantime, welcome to Beaucette CamperVans and do please have a browse through our website, where there’s lots of information about what we and the islands have to offer in making your break extra special.
Feel free also to sign up for our regular newsletter, where you’ll get the first option on our special offers and promotions, before they are publicised elsewhere, and so always be up to date with developments here and on the island.
Finally, please remember that with our 50-year pedigree in hospitality, our welcome is one you can rely on
Why choose here for your next break? Because great things happen in Guernsey – and don’t just take our word for it.
As the Daily Mail headlined in August, Fine food, creative cocktails and beaches to rival the Caribbean on a Channel Island oasis…
Yes, the islands have so much to offer you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The Mail’s writer said Guernsey has been ‘upping its cool factor’ with new venues, cutting-edge drinks and its food festival ‘…which is sure to set visitors’ mouths watering.’
Around 300,000 people a year visit the island and many come back regularly – especially to Beaucette – because of the charm, variety and tranquility found here.
And Guernsey’s also a firm favourite with tripadvisor.
From coasteering to kayaking, windsurfing to foodie foraging, outdoor enthusiasts of all types will love to roam this gorgeous Channel Island. A great base for fishing and angling trips, Guernsey also has plenty to see and do on the mainland. Explore Neolithic sites, stoic Castle Cornet, and ancient burial sites like Le Creux es Faies, a tomb that was once believed to be the gateway to a magical fairyland,’ it says.
Not only that, its top 10 things to do in Guernsey are all awarded Certificates of Excellence.
Yes, the welcome here really is that good!