Petit Bot

  • Mainly rocky with sand at low tide
  • Scenic views out to sea
  • Surrounded by cliff walking paths
  • Limited parking

Petit Bot is a lovely secluded beach in the parish of St Martins. The beach is relatively rocky and pebbly, but at low tide more sand is revealed. Petit Bot has a fabulous view, and you can treat yourself to an ice cream from the nearby café. There is even a Martello tower just up from the beach, which you can enter to learn some culture whilst your there. There are a number of walking routes that stem of from Petit Bot and the area is beautiful, which explains its popularity to tourists and families. However Petit Bot does lose the sun in the evening, due to its location, and parking is limited to the hills leading into the valley.

Fermain Bay

  • Clear waters
  • Pebbly bay
  • Beautiful sunrises
  • Accessibility limited by hill
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Located on the east coast, Fermain is one of the island’s hidden gems. It is found below the Bluebell Woods, nestled in Fermain Valley, and is one of the most picturesque bays on Guernsey. The café provides a wide range of culinary delights, and combined with the flat calm waters where a few small boats may be moored it is a beautiful place to be. As this bay lies on the east coast, it loses the sun during the late afternoon, however sunrises from here are beautiful. There is a car park, but it is a three minute walk up the hill from the bay.


  • 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.

Marble Bay

  • Quiet and secluded
  • A short walk along the cliff paths from Jerbourg Road
  • Perfect for swimming at high tide
  • No public facilities
Marble Bay submitted by Ella James

Marble Bay is one of the most treasured and secret bays of Guernsey. It’s important to visit at high tide to see it at its best, with almost tropical waters. Swimming here is an entertaining experience as the south coast boasts interesting rock formations and caves to explore. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic lunch, but loses the sun quite early in the evening. For more information on how to get there, visit our walking routes page.

Perelle Bay

  • Pebbles
  • Sunset spot
  • Good swimming spot at high tide
  • Quiet
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Perelle Bay is one of the more open beaches, situated just off Route de la Perelle on the West Coast of the island. Although a small spot, it is perfect for a quick dip in the sunshine at high tide or a short walk across the pebbled bay.