Portinfer

  • Pebbly
  • For the more advanced surfer
  • Dog-friendly
  • Difficult access

Portinfer is just north of Port Soif, on the other side of the kiosk. This beach is a widely known surfing beach, although it is more for experienced surfers. At low tide, there is a large strip of sand at the bottom of the beach which is beautiful, but to get here, one must climb over some rocky ground.

Rocquaine

  • Soft sand
  • Slipway access
  • Scenic position
  • Quiet place to watch the sunset
  • Dogs allowed
Panorama of Rocquaine. Picture supplied by Andrew Le Poidevin ©2012

Rocquaine is the perfect beach for a peaceful walk along the sandy shores. It is a lovely location to swim and is the heart of the island’s family life during the Rocquaine Regatta, a day of fun and seaside activities in August each year not to be missed. The Guernsey Pearl café is situated close by or you can walk to Portelet kiosk to grab a bite to eat. At the beach you can see Fort Grey, an iconic historic landmark, where the Shipwreck Museum is located. During the summer months, a pontoon can be found out to sea which brings added enjoyment to sea swims.

Richmond

  • Beautiful sunsets
  • Swimming spot
  • Kiosk and toilet facilities
  • Easily accessible
  • Soft sands
Richmond shore, submitted by Lois Vidamour

Situated alongside Guernsey’s most popular beach Vazon, Richmond is as equally inviting to those who are looking for a wind-down and an evening barbecue by the sea. Found on the west coast, summer evenings here provide the perfect viewing spot for sunsets, but also daytime dog walks or simply relaxing on the soft sand with an ice-cream from the nearby kiosk.