Thinking of travelling to Guernsey in 2023? Camping in Guernsey is one of our favourite things to do, having stayed in our VWT5 campervan in Guernsey during the Summer holidays for the last two years. We stay at Les Fauxquets Valley campsite each time as it offers an ideal base to explore Guernsey. Here is our Fauxquets Valley campsite review
Camping in Guernsey
With incredible beaches, rich history and wonderful people, camping in Guernsey is undoubtedly one of the best camping locations for family friendly holidays.
You can explore the island archipelago from one of Guernsey’s campsites. A holiday in Guernsey is guaranteed to be fun, with water sports aplenty, island hopping, puffin and dolphin spotting and an abundance of beautiful beaches. You may find my post on things to do in Guernsey for families helpful.
Motor homes and caravans are welcome in Guernsey but must comply with certain conditions. Also make sure you obtain a permit from the campsite operator. You can find out everything you need to know about taking a campervan to Guernsey from the UK here
Getting to Guernsey from the UK
You can fly to a Guernsey in as little as 40 minutes making it an ideal holiday destination for families.
A number of airlines operate from airports across the UK including Manchester, London, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Dublin, Birmingham and Bristol.
Alternatively you can choose to take a ferry from the UK with sailings from as little as 3 hours from the UK.
Read more about travelling to Guernsey by ferry here!
Campsites in Guernsey
You can choose from one of the following registered campsites in Guernsey;
- Vaugrat Campsite
- FauxQuets Valley Campsite
- La Bailloterie Camping
Where is Fauxquets Valley campsite?
Fauxquets Valley Campsite is situated in the heart of Guernsey making it a great base to explore the beautiful island of Guernsey. Tucked in the side of the valley it is positioned away from the noise of traffic and is 20 minutes walk to buses pubs and restaurants and 1.5 miles from the sandy beaches.
Fauxquets Valley Campsite
Fauxquets Valley campsite facilities
Having stayed at a few campsites in France over the years, this campsite has a real French feel and is a popular campsite in Guernsey, and I can see why.
There are pitches that welcome campers along with log cabins and safari tents available to book.
There is a well stocked and shop with friendly staff and an outdoor heated swimming pool – a huge hit with families! The wash block is well maintained and clean.
The campsite is extremely family friendly with a playground, and a playing field with goal posts. There is a games room with table tennis and a pool table, not to mention the animals ….. meet the pigs, sheep, chickens and turkeys in the paddocks.
There are different options for camping pitches at Les Fauxquets Valley for tents and campervans less than 5m. You can choose from a standard pitch 9m x 6.6m with EHU, or deluxe 10m x 10m with additional parking space, extra large 12m x 10m with EHU or outback with no electric.
For motorhomes or caravans there is a standar 9 x7 m with option of electric. There are fully serviced 9x7m level pitch with water and option of electric. And X-LARGE fully serviced 12 x 7 m.
There are various pitches around the campsite some are shady if that is your preference. I loved that the reception allow you to choose your pitch from the available pitches rather than allocating on check in. We always try to opt for a pitch at the back – a little out of the way as we find this suits us more as we travel with a dog!
Is Fauxquets Valley campsite dog friendly?
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs cannot be taken to or around the pool area.
Things to do in Guernsey
The truth is that nowhere is far away in Guernsey! There are so many gorgeous beaches just a few minutes drive away from the campsite.
There are many places to grab a bite to eat or drink. We love nothing more than fish and chips on cobo bay beach to watch the sunset.
There are so many incredible beaches with white sands and turquoise waters you will be spoiled for choice. If you are travelling with a dog there are plenty of dog friendly beaches too. If water sports are your preference then you will love Guernsey! There are so many wonderful places to surf, take the paddle boards or kayaks, or wind swim. I participated in the Guernsey charity swim during our last stay! Don’t forget to visit La Valette bathing pools during your stay too!
The Little Chapel is wonderful visit and I loved the nod to our hometown as it is made from pottery from Staffordshire!
Finally you can’t visit Guernsey without island hopping to Herm, Sark or Alderney.
To read more about Camping in Guernsey, or for more information and to book a pitch
We absolutely love staying at Fauxquets Valley Campsite and have booked to stay here two years in a row. It is a beautiful friendly campsite with great amenities and offers a fabulous base to explore Guernsey. We would happily return, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it!
Be warned though….Guernsey will steal your hearts
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