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Guernsey Sport & Leisure Facilities A - H

Angling/Fishing Trips

You can fish on any part of the island's coastline that is accessible and with over seventy species of local fish, including Bass, Cod, Mullet, Pollock, fishing not surprisingly is a major hobby on the island. Several British Rod caught record fish have been caught off our shoresYou can also fish from boats and also try wreck fishing. 




Archery is a popular minority sport on the island and there are regular meetings throughout the summer. For further information on Archery

Contacts: Guernsey Outdoor Pursuits Tel: 245103



Badminton is hugely popular and there are eight purposes built courts at The Rohais Badminton Hall. Payment is made through a meter system and visitors are also welcome to club nights most evenings. There are also several courts at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre. 

Contacts:  Tel: 255654 or Beau Sejour on tel 728555


Bird Watching

With the island on the main migration route, this is a busy place in Spring and Autumn for bird watchers. There is an excellent bird hide at the Vale Pond. Also enjoy seeing the Puffins near Jethou by boat. The RSPB arrange a busy programme of events each year.

Contact:  Tel: 263196



Players meet regularly throughout the week and are always welcoming new members.

Contact:  Tel: 721508


Bowls & Bowling

Outdoor bowls is played at several places including Beau Sejour, the Corbet Field and Delancey. There is also an excellent Indoor Bowls Centre at Hougue du Pommier.

The world's fourth largest indoor bowling centre is in Guernsey and found at Victoria Avenue.

Contacts:  Beau Sejour Tel: 728555; Indoor Bowls Stadium Tel: 257100; The Bowl Centre Tel: 710444



Canoeing takes place in several different bays depending upon the sea conditions.

Contact:  The Voice messaging service Tel: 718123


Clay Pigeon Shooting

Gives this sport a go, but do not surprised if it takes a fair amount of practice before you hit a target. Visitors welcome.

Contact: Guernsey Clay Pigeon Club. Tel: 252212



Enjoy Guernsey's peaceful lanes by cycling around the island. The tourist board have introduced six cycle tours, each colour coded. A booklet is available from the Tourist Information Centre. Cycles can be hired from several dealers on the island including Millard & Co, Victoria Road. Tel: 720777. 

Contacts:  Tourist Board Tel: 723552. Guernsey Velo Club Tel: 710762

Cycle Routes


Diving and Snorkelling

Diving around Guernsey can be a memorable experience with some of the best dives in Europe. The visibility mostly will be good, but be wary of the strong currents. Excellent training is available locally

Contacts:  Island Divers Tel: 266949 or Sarnia Divers Tel: 722884 



A popular sport on the island. There are excellent facilities for both serious and recreational riders with competitions held regularly in the summer. Two stables offer facilities for visiting riders.

Contacts:  La Carrierre Tel: 249998; Manor Tel: 238275. 



You have the opportunity to cross swords at Beau Sejour every Thursday evening

Contact: Tel; 256475



Flying is a popular hobby and so why not learn to fly here. The Guernsey Aero Club employs experienced training pilots and also offer a reduced rate trial lesson.

Contact:  Guernsey Aero Club Tel: 265254..



Football is very popular in Guernsey and extremely competitive, with all ages and skills catered.

Contact:  Secretary of the GFA 



L'Ancresse Golf Course
L'Ancresse Golf Course
The island has three excellent gold courses. The premier one is the 18 hole course at L'Ancresse, shared by the Royal Guernsey and Guernsey Golf Clubs. Both offer visitor status membership if you are a member of a club elsewhere. There are also courses at La Grande Mare, Vazon where a few holes double up to make it an 18 hole course and the  9 hole par-3 course at St Pierre Park Hotel. 

Contacts:  Royal Gsy Tel: 246523; La Grande Mare Tel: 253544; St Pierre Park Tel: 727039.


Hill Climb

The Guernsey Kart and Racing Club organise several meeting each year on bank holidays up the famous Val Des Terres. The many bends make this a challenging hill climb and is part of the British Hill climb circuit. There are various vantage points at the start, centre and top of the hill.  Karts, saloons, racing cars, motor cycles and motor cycle side-cars all take part. Practice runs in the morning and the serious timed runs after lunch.

Contact: Tel: 246099 



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