A Guide to Living & Working in Guernsey

Chapter 5: Life in Guernsey


Guernsey offers a great work-life balance. From sports and leisure, sunset walks, relaxing on the beach, and restaurants, life in Guernsey offers something for everyone. What’s more, nothing is ever far away, so you can go to work and be home in time to watch the sunset on the beach.


Guernsey has 28 miles of cliff paths, bays, woodland and rural lanes for walking, running, cycling and exploring. Water sports are also popular, with surfing, kayaking, coasteering, sailing, windsurfing, and boating on offer.


Guernsey also has a leisure centre, Beau Sejour, with squash courts, tennis courts, a swimming pool, basketball court and volleyball court. The island also benefits from health and fitness clubs, two 18-hole golf courses, and football, rugby, cricket, hockey and netball leagues.


For a more relaxing lifestyle, why not try one of Guernsey’s 27 beaches or take a short trip to its Bailiwick sister islands Sark, Herm, and Alderney.


Guernsey has many historic attractions – from prehistoric dolmens to 18th and 19th-century forts to WWII gun batteries. Its cultural attractions include cinemas, theatres, and music concerts.


Guernsey has a thriving food and drink scene. With over 80 restaurants, the island has something to suit everyone’s tastes – from fish and chips to cream teas. There’s also a brewery and cider farm, and Fresh Friday market events are held in the market square every week with lots of lovely local produce on offer.


The island holds multiple regular events and festivals all year round, including Tennerfest food festival, Viaer Marche, Liberation Day festivals, the town carnival, and various outdoor concerts.


Guernsey also has a range of shopping options, from boutique and smaller shops to well-known brands and markets.


Whether your ideal lifestyle involves sports and leisure, history and culture, food and drink, or simply relaxing, Guernsey has everything, and with its safe and friendly environment, it’s easy to see why so many choose to call Guernsey home.