Location - ****
Ease of entry - ***
Staff - ****
Facilities (showers and toilets) - n/a
Water and electric - yes/no
WiFi - yes
Price - ***
Fuel - yes
Guernsey is a nice marina in a good spot with really easy access to loads of bars and restaurants as well as shops. There is a nice beach about 30 min walk away too and some salt water lidos that you can swim in.
We both liked the marina but do think it’s just another UK town that doesn’t have anything too extraordinary about it.
The WiFi is ok and we had access to water although there is only one point for water on the pontoon so we had to borrow someone else’s hose and join it to ours in order for it to reach. Unfortunately there is no electric but the pontoons are walk ashore which is handy.
Getting into the marina is ok, there is a huge tide so you need to be aware of your depth and when is ok for you to enter. We couldn’t get into the inner marina as the seal was too high for us so be prepared to have to use the pontoons outside. Also be prepared for the amount of traffic getting in and out, it’s clearly a popular marina! We were there for a week and were rafted against 2 or 3 boats the whole time, having to move to let people out occasionally.
The staff were all really friendly and are always available. When you enter if they aren’t with another boat they will come out to meet you to show you where to go. There’s a floating pontoon just as you enter so we tied on there to wait for a harbour master to show us where they wanted us to go.
There is a large fuel pontoon there and the price was really cheap at around 80p a litre so we filled up completely! The cost of the marina was around £35 per night for us which we found a little pricy considering there was no electric, we couldn’t reach the water and we were rafted up the whole time but I guess they can charge what they want!
Over all, a nice marina and lots to do but it wasn’t anything different to your typical marina in England.