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This is a map of Guernsey. St Peter Port is shaded in red.

St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey, as well as the main port of the island. In French, historically the official language of Guernsey, the name of the town and its surrounding parish is St Pierre Port.


As well as being a parish, St Peter Port is a small town consisting mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes.


The post code for addresses in this parish starts with GY1.

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Geography

St Peter Port is located on the East coast of Guernsey. It borders St Sampson's in the North, The Vale in the North-West, St Andrew's in the West and St Martin's in the South.


Beaches

A lot of the coast is used up by the harbour but the beaches in St Peter Port include:

  • Part of Belle Greve Bay
  • Havelet Bay
  • Soldiers Bay
  • Part of Fermain Bay

Relief

The land in the North and by the harbour is low lying but in the South, the land gets much higher (but not as high as St Martin's or the Forest). This means that there are quite a few cliffs on the coast between Havelet and Fermain.


Features

The features of the town include:

Main roads

The following main roads (listed from North-South) provide important links between St Peter Port and the other parishes:

  • Les Banques (leads up the coast to St Sampsons and the North of the Island)
  • Rue Des Varendes (leads to the parish of Castle)
  • Mount Row (leads to St Andrew's and the West of the Island)
  • Ruette Brayes (leads to St Martin's and the South of the Island)
  • Fort Road (leads to St Martin's)

The following coastal roads (listed from North-South) are also very important as they provide access to the shops, carparks and the harbour:

  • St George's Esplanade
  • North Esplanade
  • South Esplanade


Parishes in Guernsey
St Peter Port | St Sampson's | Vale | Castle | St Saviour's | St Andrew's | Torteval | St Peter's | Forest | St Martin's

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St Peter Port - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (379 words)
St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey, as well as the main port of the island.
St Peter Port is located on the East coast of Guernsey.
It borders St Sampson's in the North, The Vale in the North-West, St Andrew's in the West and St Martin's in the South.
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