THERE IS NO FERRY IN WEYMOUTH TO THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NOW, SORRY.
On holiday in Weymouth? Why not plan a trip to visit Guernsey, Jersey or St. Malo using Condor Ferries out from Weymouth harbour..
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One of the most popular things to do when visiting Weymouth is to take one of the high speed ferry services to Jersey,Guernsey or St Malo in France run by Condor Ferries from their terminal at the quay.
With a crossing time of 3 hours 25 minutes, the delightful island of Jersey makes a fantastic place to visit whilst staying in Weymouth. The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey boasts spectacular countryside, long golden beaches, exquisite restaurants and entertainments as well as a range of the finest sporting facilities.
St Helier is the place to visit if you like to shop, with its vibrant array of high street stores and independent boutiques and gift shops offering high quality goods at fantastic prices, due to the low duty in the Channel Islands. Because of this, electrical goods and jewellery are particularly popular. For those that prefer something a little bit more relaxing, Jersey offers a number of idyllic beaches, including Plemont’s sheltered cove, Green Island’s golden sands and St Ouen’s Bay where the Atlantic Ocean crashes into the island, providing the perfect conditions for surfing.
Families are well catered for, with attractions such as Jersey Zoo proving hugely popular with over 180 species of animals, many rare or endangered. Two award-winning museums, the Maritime Museum and the Jersey Museum offer something for all ages, and the aMaizin Adventure Park is a fantastic day out for the kids, with a host of exciting activities.
Jersey has a number of excellent restaurants. As an island, seafood is a particular speciality, and this is complemented by a wide range of fresh local produce. St Aubin and St Brelade as well as St Helier, all offer a diverse range of eateries from friendly local cafés, warmly welcoming country pubs and fine dining gourmet restaurants.
A true picture postcard island and just over 2 hours from Weymouth on the ferry ,Guernsey is always a popular destination for visitors. With over 100 miles of coastline, offering a diverse range of sandy beaches, coves, stunning cliffs and quaint harbours, it is no surprise that many visitors return to Guernsey year after year.
St Peter Port is the island’s capital, and is a beautiful port town, with a vibrant mix of high street stores and independent boutique style shops.
Like Jersey, the duty is low in Guernsey, which makes the purchase of high price goods particularly popular, such as electronic goods and jewellery.
St Peter Port hosts a good selection of welcoming pubs and bars, and there are number of excellent restaurants, ranging from traditional seafood to Chinese, Indian, Spanish and other cuisines from around the world.
Visitors to Guernsey will never be short of anything to do. As well as the fantastic beaches and stunning countryside, the Guernsey Aquarium is always a popular choice with visitors. As well as local sea fish and freshwater fish, it boasts a diverse collection of tropical and marine fish from around the world.
With a crossing time of approximately 5-6 hours, St Malo in Brittany is a beautiful destination to visit. Famous for its walled city, its maze of cobbled streets are home to restaurants, cafés, markets and museums.
St Malo’s Grand Aquarium is one of its most popular destinations. With a host of sea life from around the world spread over eight different aquariums, one of which being a circular fish tank where visitors can stand in the middle of shoals of swirling fish. Cobac Parc is St Malo’s most popular park, and is home to a water park and mini golf, as well as having 12 hectares of beautiful woodland to explore, making it very popular with children of all ages.
As expected, St Malo is blessed with a fantastic variety of excellent cafés and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Fresh lobsters and oysters are local specialities, as are crepes and moules. Good food can be found all across St Malo, but there is a particular concentration of fine restaurants inside the city walls between Porte St-Vincent and Grand Porte.