#Van Life - A Guide to Camping in Guernsey, Channel Islands

January 2024

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Can I take my campervan or motorhome to Guernsey?

Yes, it’s super easy and straightforward! There are regular ferries from St Malo in Brittany and Poole in Dorset with Condor Ferries and Beaucette is just a ten minute drive from the ferry port in St Peter Port. 

Beaucette Campervans has twelve level, grassed pitches, each supplied with water and electricity (240 volts). We welcome both campers and motorhomes to a maximum width of 2.3m (excluding mirrors and indicators) and length 9.45m max. Please note Guernsey's roads can be narrow! The use of campers and motorhomes is controlled by the authorities in Guernsey and a permit (available from the Marina Office) must be displayed whilst visiting the island, enabling you to circulate freely. However, you must return to a designated site each night, wild camping is not permitted. You can stay up to thirty days at a time.


When is the best time to go camping in Guernsey?

Our season starts on March 1st. For those that prefer to avoid the crowds, Spring and Autumn are a great time to visit. September is a wonderful month to visit Guernsey and the other Channel Islands. The sea is balmy warm and the beaches are quiet. It’s the perfect time to catch high tide swims and enjoy long lazy lunches in the many restaurants and cafes dotted around the island. We love our food!

However with activities on the island all year round including sea swimming, surfing, paddleboarding, cycling, hiking as well as plenty of historical and cultural sites to visit, you won’t be stuck for things to do in Guernsey.

What can I expect from the campsite at Beaucette?

We have modern shower block with laundry facilities, free wifi and outdoor BBQ area. Tokens for the washing machine and dryer can be bought from the marina office - you will find the staff very friendly and helpful. There is a fantastic restaurant on site, the Saltwater, offering local fish and seafood with a wonderful terrace overlooking the marina and neighboring islands. The whole site is peaceful and calm and feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

What is there to do around Beaucette?

Walks galore are on your doorstep! You just need a good pair of walking shoes (and possibly a canine companion) and you can walk in any direction along well-kept coastal paths. Hire a bike, the helpful office staff will assist you with this, and explore the winding lanes adjacent to Beaucette. Just a few minutes walk away is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach known as Pembroke. Popular with families and paddleboarders, there are two beachside cafes serving all day.

What’s on in Guernsey in 2024?

There’s lots happening in and around the island this year from the 80th celebrations of D-Day to our regular Literary Festival and the usual programme of traditional local events, like Rocquaine Regatta.