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Britain’s Cleanest Beach

By Linda Tancs

Part of the southernmost group of islands that make up the British Isles, Guernsey sits in the Channel Islands, less than 30 miles from the French coast.  This 25-square-mile island is home to some of Europe’s most significant heritage sites, including prehistoric burial sites, World War II gun batteries and ancient forts.   You might be surprised to learn that it also sports Britain’s cleanest beach, Vazon Bay.  Located on the west coast, Vazon Bay is the island’s largest beach, a hot spot for surfers as well as families.  While you’re living the island life, enjoy some potato peel pie.  The dish gained notoriety thanks to the historical novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which tells a story set during the German occupation of Guernsey during World War II, a time of scarcity when even potato peels were not wasted.

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