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  • Saline Bay
  • Petit Bot Bay
  • Pembroke and L
  • Moulin Huet
  • Guernsey bay flowers
  • Boat on a Guernsey beach
  • Fermain Bay panoramic

Guernsey beach guide

Guernsey has no less than 27 beaches with the large flat sandy beaches of the north and west complimenting the dramatic cliff tops and picturesque bays of the south. Whether you like fine white sand and turquoise seas, rock pools and water sports or caves and dramatic scenery, there is plenty on offer. Take a look at our Guernsey beach guide for ideas!

West Coast beaches

Rocquaine and Portelet Bay, Torteval

Surrounded by fragrant pine forests, the sandy coves overlook Lihou Island and Fort Grey. Colourful fishing boats bob in the harbour whilst the cliff path can be followed around the south of the island. Rocquaine Regatta is held here at the height of summer. Road parking.

L’Eree, St Peter

A clean sandy beach with low tide rock pools and several café’s. When the causeway is exposed at low tide, Lihou Island can be reached. Parking.

Vazon Bay, Castel

The large 2 mile long blue flag beach has fine white sand and shallow shore waters whilst the great Atlantic waves are suitable for surfing. There’s a surf school based on the beach and  sand racing events often take place. Snacks, kiosks and toilets as well as easy parking nearby.

Guernsey Surf School – based on the beach at Vazon, surf lessons for all plus equipment hire. Tel: 07911 710 789

Guernsey Motor Racing and Car Club

Cobo Bay, Vale

Beautiful clear water and white sands on this busy family friendly beach. Lots going on with bars, village shops and an hotel close by. Parking and toilets.

Grandes Rocques, La Saline

Fine sand and rock pools with a beachfront kiosk, parking and toilets.

Portelet Bay

Portelet Bay

L'Eree rockpools in Guernsey

L’Eree

Grand Rocques and Saline Bay

Grand Rocques and Saline Bay

North Coast beaches

Port Soif, Vale

Bbq’s and rock pooling often take place at this horseshoe shaped beach which is north west facing and can have strong currents. Hot snacks and beach equipment available to buy and nearby toilets.

Portinfer, Vale

Close to a nature reserve, the small sandy bay has lots of parking space although there are no facilities until you reach nearby Port Soif.

Port Grat, Vale

The horseshoe shaped bay with soft white sand is a sun trap and the secluded bay is often deserted. Kiosk.

Le Grande Havre, Vale

Scenic harbour in a large bay close to Rousse Tower with lots of gift shops close by.

Chouet Bay and Ladies Bay, Vale

Popular with windsurfers, the adjoining white sandy bays are close to a common with a golf course, playground and historical dolmans. Easy parking, toilets and snacks at either end.

Pembroke and L’Ancresse Bays, Vale

The large bay at the northern tip of the island can catch northerly winds but the wonderful blue sea and white sand makes it popular with windsurfers and small visiting boats. In two long stretches of beach with a beach kiosk and hotel at either end, great for dining and ice creams, there’s nearby toilets, a waterspouts centre and fantastic coastal walks. Kayaking and fishing are also popular here.

Grand Havre Beach

Le Grand Havre

Port Soif

Port Soif

Pembroke Bay

Pembroke Bay

East Coast beaches

Bordeaux, Vale

Two sandy beaches and a fishing harbour close to Vale Castle with a kiosk, parking and toilets close by.

Belle Greve Bay, St Peter Port

Wonderful views over to the other islands from the rocky beach which is close to the town centre.

Havelet, St Peter Port

Great for yachting and snorkelling and close to La Valette bathing pools, lots of parking and toilets.

Soldiers Bay, St Peter Port

Rocky beach surrounded by wonderful cliff path walks and scenery.

Fermain Bay, St Martin

Walk down the steep cliffpath to the pebbly beach with beautiful views. Good for swimming with a café serving cream teas and toilets.

Marble Bay (Le Pied du Mur), St Martin

The remote pebbly beach and caves can only be reached from the cliff path and was a favourite with Renoir. No facilities.

Portelet Bay

Portelet Bay

Fermain Bay

Fermain Bay

Marble Bay

Marble Bay

South Coast beaches

Petit Port, St Martin

Take the steep steps down to the sunny and sandy beach. A good café, parking and toilets can be found at the top of the cliffs near to the Jerbourg Monument.

Moulin Huet, St Martin

Inspiration for the artist Renoir, the sandy beach is great for rock pooling and safe for swimming. Just a short walk down from car park are tea rooms and a café. Wonderful cliff top walks to Pleimont or St Peter Port.

Saints Bay, St Martin

Sunny fishing bay with great rock pools and easy parking. Toilets and kiosk close by.

Le Jaonnet Bay, St Martin

To access the isolated rocky cove you have to climb down a ladder! No facilities.

Petit Bot, St Martin

Surrounded by steep cliffs, the sheltered bay is great for swimming and rock pooling at low tide and there is also a spectacular waterfall. Only a small area for parking and a tea room.

Le Petit Port bay

Le Petit Port Bay

Moulin Huet Bay

Moulin Huet

Saints Bay

Saints Bay

Dog Friendly Guernsey beaches

There are no beaches in Guernsey operating dog bans but there are some which restrict dogs during peak season. From May to September dogs are not allowed on the following beaches:

  • Fermain
  • Petit Bot
  • L’Eree
  • The Northern end of Vazon
  • Port Soif
  • Cobo
  • L’Ancresse/Pembroke