Camping in Guernsey is one of the best ways to enjoy the fresh air of the island and make the most out of its beautiful countryside. There are a few Guernsey campsites across the island, each with its own unique charm, so make sure you have a look at what each campsite has to offer before booking your Guernsey camping holiday.
La Bailloterie Camping is a stunning 10-acre camping site in Vale, the north of Guernsey. The campsite prides itself in being a peaceful and calm haven where its campers can relax during their time on the island whilst still being in easy reach of the beaches and major services. The campsite has everything you need for a comfortable stay including large pitches for tents, many equipped with electricity hookups, as well as an onsite café and mini golf course. For those who don’t fancy putting up their own tent, there is a selection of pre-erected tents for you to stay in with the luxury of kitchen equipment including a gas cooker, fridge, lighting, dining table and chairs, crockery, outside BBQ and chairs.
The campsite also offers glamping tents, camping cabins and camping pods which provide that camping experience with an extra level of comfort. La Bailloterie is ideal for those who love BBQs as all the set-up accommodation comes equipped with its own outdoor BBQ, perfect for whiling away a warm summer evening.
The campsite has a laundry area and shower rooms, as well as a supermarket within close proximity to get the essentials. Only a short bus journey into the capital, La Bailloterie Camping is the perfect haven for Guernsey campers who wish to stay in the north of the island.
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Fauxquets Valley Campsite is a beautiful campsite situated in the heart of Guernsey, making it the ideal base for exploring every corner of the island. The campsite is tucked into the Fauxquets Valley and shielded from the noise of any traffic, making it a perfect place to get a great night’s sleep.
The campsite has a range of different accommodation options depending on what kind of experience you are looking for, all fully equipped with the necessities for a comfortable stay. For those wishing to stay in their own tents and motorhomes, there is a well-drained field with a range of different sized pitches to choose from, with the option of having an electricity supply. There are a selection of pre-erect safari tents and log cabins that you can choose to stay in, where you’ll find all the modern comforts you need for a relaxing and pleasant stay including bedrooms, bathrooms, a living area and a gas BBQ.
The campsite is conveniently located only a 20-minute walk from the local pubs and shops and is only 1.5 miles away from the nearest beaches. Dogs are welcome to join you on your stay, and you’ll find onsite an array of pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys and ducks living in the paddocks which you are welcome to discover.
On the north-east of the island, Vaugrat Campsite is set in a beautiful 18th century Guernsey farmhouse. You can enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and coast from the campsite, whether you are lounging in the TV room or sitting outside enjoying a glass of bubbly in the adults only area at the top of the site.
The main area of the campsite consists of large, family-friendly fields where you are welcome to pitch up your tent with the option of connecting to a 10amp power hookup. If you don’t have your own tent or motorhome, there are pre-erect tents available to book out which have everything you need for a comfortable stay including bedrooms and a living room – ideal for families. There is a basic shop on site for the essentials, but Guernsey being the small island that it is, no shop or restaurant is too far away.
The site is only a comfortable 5-minute walk to the beautiful Port Grat beach, perfect for crabbing or an early-morning swim. The campsite is ideally located a stone’s throw away from the major bus stops, giving you easy access to the whole of the island, making it an ideal place to stay for exploring the wonders the island has to offer.
Location: St Sampsons
Herm and Sark are Guernsey’s neighbouring islands, and luckily, there are regular boats that can take you there from St Peter Port. Each of the islands have their unique charm to be discovered, whether that’s the perfect stargazing skies in Sark, or the beautiful beaches of Herm.
Herm is a small island at a size of only 1.4 miles by 0.5miles, yet there is so much to see with a harbour, chapel, beaches and The Mermaid Tavern pub to enjoy. There are no cars or bicycles allowed on the island, so all travel is done on foot or on the quadbikes and tractors used by those who work there.
The Seagull Campsite is the only campsite on Herm and is located right in the centre of the island, still only a stone’s throw away from the cliff steps down to Belvoir Bay. From the campsite, you can enjoy the glorious views across to Sark and the tip of France from your tent, whilst being able to enjoy the quiet that comes with no cars on the island.
The campsite has a field with pitches for you to bring your own tent, but if you don’t fancy the hassle of putting up your own tent, you can book a pre-erect tent that can sleep up to 8 people, perfect for families! Each of the tents has its own kitchen area fully equipped with everything you need to cook up some delicious food to warm you up and keep you cosy in the evenings if you choose to stay in. Otherwise, the Mermaid Tavern is not too far away for you to enjoy some warming pub food such as fresh fish and chips, pies and pasta. At the Mermaid Tavern you’ll also find the Courtyard, a small shop where you can pick up essential grocery supplies.
Sark is the first island in the world to achieve a ‘dark sky status’ due to the absence of artificial lighting and cars, making it the perfect place to relax and soak in the beautiful scenery and calming ambience of the island. There are two campsites on the island, and they both have their own special qualities to make your stay on Sark magical.
Your experience with Pomme de Chien will begin with being greeted at the Sark port where you’ll be led onto a tractor bus that will take you and your luggage up the hill to the campsite, but you can also choose to walk if you wish to stretch your legs and explore.
At the campsite, you have the choice of bringing your own tent or booking one of the fully equipped tents which is suitable for up to 8 people. If you would like to experience the exhilarating experience of camping in Sark, but don’t want to stay in a tent, the Pomme de Chien has camping pods available to hire which are made out of gorgeous pine wood, with a built-in double bed and solar electricity; perfect for a more luxurious stay on the island.
The campsite is only a 5-minute cycle ride from the local shop where you can pick up a delicious fresh breakfast and is only a 10-minute stroll through the glorious woodland to Dixcart Bay where you can relax and soak up the peaceful Sark air on its golden sands.
Location: Between the Avenue and Dixcart Bay
La Vallette is a warm and family-friendly campsite on the east coast of the island overlooking Grève de la Ville Bay and Sark Lighthouse. Its position also means that you’ll be able to enjoy views of Alderney and the French coast from your tent – what more of a perfect way is there to start the day?
The campsite has everything you need for a comfortable stay including shower and toilet facilities as well as additional . If you have your own tent, there is plenty of room to pitch it up in the field, or, if you prefer, you can book a pre-erect tent and all you need to bring are sleeping bags and lights! The Mermaid Tavern pub and Courtyard grocery shop are within close proximity for you to pick up the essentials and fuel up with some deliciously fresh and local pub food.
The lack of artificial light on the island makes Sark perfect for stargazing, and the campsite is perfect for lying back on a warm summer’s evening to explore the skies and identify the correlations you never would normally be able to see.
Location: East of Sark
Glamping is camping with that special twist. You’ll still be able to experience the wonder of outdoor accommodation, but you’ll have that little extra bit of comfort to make your stay a little more luxurious. There are two glamping sites on Guernsey’s mainland and one glamping site on Sark for you to pick your island paradise from.
The Camp de Rêves literally translates to ‘Field of dreams’, and once you pull up into its beautiful drive-way, you’ll understand why. The site lies on the west of Guernsey and boasts stunning views over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, only a 10-minute walk to the beautiful west-coast bays.
The campsite has 5 glamping tents, all spacious with space for up to 6 people. Inside each tent, you’ll find a king size four poster bed, as well as a separate bunk bedroom and a king size cabin bed. The tents also have their own kitchen and living area where you can prepare meals, relax and unwind. You’ll enjoy the views through the beautiful, large windows at the front of the tent that let the light through to bring the beautiful Guernsey sunshine inside.
Each of the glamping tents has an outdoor terrace where you can sit and soak in the sun or sit and enjoy an evening meal or light lunch in the summer, within the privacy of an enclosed garden area that also has a BBQ to enjoy.
Location: St Peter’s
La Bailloterie, a beautiful 10-acre campsite in the north of Guernsey also offers glamping tents as well as its standard campsite, where you can enjoy the thrill of an outdoor accommodation experience, but with that extra layer of comfort.
The glamping tents are custom made and they have a bespoke see-through front door to cope with the unpredictable British weather so you can either admire the sun through it or get cozy inside watching the stormy weather that tears up outside. Each of the tents has a rustic wooden floor lined with rugs, as well as a proper double bed and two single beds. If you enjoy BBQs, La Bailloterie is perfect as every glamping tent has its own BBQ that you can put to good use and cook up some delicious food in the comfort of your own space whilst enjoying the Guernsey summer sun.
Clos a Jaon is the definition of an island paradise, and its location in the centre of Sark makes it ideal for those wanting to explore all corners of the island. The glampsite has luxury Lotus Belle Stargazer tents that can accommodate up to six people and have everything you need inside for a comfortable stay.
Each tent has electricity, internal lighting, comfortable beanbags and proper beds, with a double, two twins and a bunk/sofa bed so six can sleep comfortably. You’ll also have a kettle and a fridge, so you won’t have to travel too far to get your morning cup of coffee to start off the day, or a warming hot chocolate at night to drink whilst stargazing maybe? Additionally, every tent has its own picnic area and BBQ, ideal for cooking up a delicious dinner out in the fresh island air.
The glampsite has a modern shower and bathroom block, as well as a large communal field ideal for ball games to keep the youngsters busy.