Guernsey’s largest parish geographically and family-friendly at heart, with safe sandy beaches and leafy Saumarez Park, home to summer festivals, the National Trust of Guernsey’s Folk Museum and children’s adventure playground.
The near-legendary fish and chips on the sea wall watching stunning sunsets is as good as it sounds, shared by more formal west-coast dining, if preferred.
There are wide tracks of green-belt land, especially at Talbot Valley and nearby Fauxquets Valley, and an eclectic mix of housing styles and densities. This includes clusters of fine old farmhouses, notably in the hamlet of Kings Mills, although modern architecture is increasingly popular, especially when replacing 20th century buildings. The proposed redevelopment of La Grande Mare Golf Club to international status is affirmation of Castel’s inherent appeal.Read our parish guide