Cobo Bay Hotel and Guernsey
The Island of Guernsey
The Bailiwick of Guernsey, which includes neighbouring islands Herm, Sark, Alderney and Lihou, is a truly wonderful holiday destination awash with rich heritage and culture, breath-taking scenery, sandy beaches, culinary delights and VAT-free shops.
Why Visit Guernsey
Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands, a small but stunning archipelago that is officially the sunniest part of the British Isles and surely one of the most beautiful.
You can reach Guernsey in just 45 minutes by air from the UK (with no passport or foreign currency) or take a ferry to one of Europe's prettiest coastal towns, St. Peter Port, the harbour capital which offers a very continental flavour with plenty of boutique shops, cafés, bars and restaurants packed into old cobbled streets lined with flowers.
Visitors seeking an urban escape can explore over 70 miles of spectacular coastline surrounding the Bailiwick isles, with 27 different beaches on Guernsey alone, or head inland to discover the picturesque rural parishes through quiet country lanes and stumble across local treasures such as The Little Chapel. Numerous museums and attractions are scattered around the island, each with their own tale to tell, from local folklore to life under Nazi rule during WW2, whilst various festivals and special events take place each year to celebrate and showcase the best of Guernsey.
Cobo is a small village on Guernsey's west coast in the parish of Castel, the largest of 10 parishes that make up the island. Families and friends flock down to Cobo beach on warm summer days to sunbathe, swim in the clear waters, play games, explore the rock pools at low tide, enjoy an ice cream from the local kiosk, light up a barbecue or sit on the sea wall with a lapful of fish and chips whilst watching the sun go down.
As well as strolls along the shore, guests can enjoy tranquil walks through the nearby nature trails up to Saumarez Park or through Le Guet, a small pine forest with a Napoleonic fort that provides an excellent vantage point from which to take in views of Cobo and beyond.
A regular and inexpensive public bus service connects Cobo to St. Peter Port and the rest of Guernsey, whilst a number of local amenities are available nearby, including a bar and restaurant, tea room, fish and chip shop, petrol station, mini-supermarket, pharmacy and a Doctor's surgery all within a few hundred metres of the hotel.
The Cobo Bay Hotel Environmental Policy
Every effort is made to run Cobo Bay Hotel as environmentally friendly as possible by reducing and recycling waste wherever possible.
Energy-efficient and long-lasting LED light bulbs are used throughout the property, with motion and daylight sensors fitted in our corridors and health suite to reduce energy wastage.
All bathrooms are stocked with Gilchrist and Soames' BeeKind range of toiletries, which come in environmentally friendly packaging and donate a percentage of their sales to bee research. Miniature "single serve" toiletries have been replaced with larger bottles to reduce wastage whilst the water purification system saves thousands of bottles from being thrown away each year.
The majority of waste, including cardboard, paper, plastics, glass and cans are sent for recycling, and old cooking oil is collected to be transformed into bio-diesel.
Renowned for warm hospitality, the award-winning Cobo Bay Restaurant and Beach Terrace offer stunning seaviews and mouth watering menus always including fresh Guernsey seafood.
Guernsey Short Breaks
Whether a Spring weekend break, a mid-week Autumn trip, a quiet Winter warmer break or some festive fun, we offer a choice of excellent short breaks in Guernsey throughout the year.