Holidays to St Martin
Stood at Guernsey's south-eastern tip, St Martin lies south-west of the island's capital, St Peter Port, and stands proudly as one of its highest parishes. Steep, rocky cliffs tumble down to some spectacular beaches, however, which are well worth taking the trouble to discover.
On St Martin holidays, you can visit Guernsey's closest point to the French mainland, Jerbourg Point, while tranquil Moulin Huet Bay encloses a large area of water which laps calmly onto beaches at Saint's Bay, Moulin Huet itself, and Petit Port. The beach at this last location was captured for posterity by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in his well-known painting, 'Children on the Beach'.
At the gate to the parish's St Martin's church stands the statue called 'the Grandmother of Chimquiere', a fine example of a carved standing stone dating from the Neolithic period. This highly-detailed example is also rare so far north – most are found in south and west France, Italy and the Alpine region. The village is well served by shops, so on low-cost St Martin holidays you can stock up on all your essentials.
If St Martin sounds like the kind of peaceful holiday retreat you'd love to explore, take a closer look at the options we can offer you here at Coop Travel. Depending on the time of year you choose to visit, you might find that you can save money by snapping up bargain St Martin last minute holidays.
But if you want to get the best choice of flights or sailings, and local accommodation for a St Martin holiday, don't leave it too late – it's a very popular location nearly all year round, thanks to the continental-style weather.