The name ‘Torteval’ comes from the Guernesiais word for ‘twisting valley’. It’s southern coast is composed entirely of rugged cliffs, offering over twenty miles of breathtaking cliff walks combining stunning scenery with wildlife and flora.
To the north-west there is a small fishing harbour called Portelet where you will find Portelet Bay and the southern end of Rocquaine Bay.
Popular Attractions in Torteval include Fort Grey & Shipwreck museum, Guernsey Pearl, Portelet Bay and Rocquaine Bay.
For further information on Torteval and the rest of the island, please click here to discover more about Guernsey.
To visit the beautiful island of Guernsey, you can either fly or take a ferry.
Flights are available from the UK, France, Netherlands and Switzerland with Aurigny and Flybe.
Directions from the airport
The Imperial Hotel & Restaurant is located just 10 minutes drive from Guernsey airport. Take the immediate right as you exit the airport and keep driving until you reach the seafront. Then, take a left and keep going, the hotel is on your left hand side.
Taxi’s are available from outside the airport – the average fare is around £12.
Ferry transfers are available with Condor Ferries from Poole, Weymouth, Portsmouth and Saint Malo in France.
Directions from the harbour
Head towards St Martins via the Val de Terres. Follow sign posts for the airport, continue past the airport and keep going straight on the main road. Stay on the main road until the coast. Turn left and head towards Fort Grey. You won’t be able to miss us!
Taxi’s are available from outside the harbour – the average fare is around £25.
As the island is so small, it couldn’t be easier to travel around.
Car hire can be arranged at a significantly discounted rate through our partners Value Rent a Car. Hire cars can be delivered to the hotel, airport or ferry terminal. We also offer free parking for all hotel guests and patrons.
Alternatively, Guernsey has an excellent bus service and we even have a bus stop right opposite the hotel. Bus timetables are available from the hotel reception.