Fermain Bay

  • Clear waters
  • Pebbly bay
  • Beautiful sunrises
  • Accessibility limited by hill
Coast Media: Visit Guernsey Images: Pictures Chris George

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.

Havelet Bay

  • Located in town
  • Swimming spot
  • Quiet
  • Perfect for picnics at lunch
  • Sunrise
Havelet Bay can be seen on the right

Havelet is an idyllic and convenient spot to relax after a long boat journey to the island. It boasts views of Guernsey’s famous Castle Cornet and close proximity to many restaurants; the beach is also very close to town meaning it is a suitable place to rest after having shopped or for a picnic lunch. Possibly not the best beach for those looking to spend the whole afternoon lounging on the sands, but perfect for a quick lunchtime dip.

Cobo Bay

  • Popular on a warm evening
  • Beautiful sunsets
  • Restaurants, tearooms and food shop close by
  • Perfect for swimming
Courtesy of Visit Guernsey

Cobo Bay on the west coast of the island is a fantastic beach hosting glorious golden sand whilst also having the convenience of many extra facilities across the road. This easily accessible beach, which has sufficient parking space all around, is a great place to§ get a snap of the sensational sunsets. If you fancy a bite to eat, there’s plenty on offer.

Port Soif

  • Scenic keyhole bay
  • Kiosk close by
  • Sandy
  • Family friendly
  • Perfect location for watching the sunset

Port Soif is a fantastic, sandy beach located on the northwest coast of the island. This beach is great for rock pooling at low tide and a beautiful swimming spot in the crystal-clear water at high tide. Port Soif is a must-visit beach on the island, with an amazing kiosk and plenty of parking to top it off. It’s important to note there is no disabled access to this beach as it is access by step only.

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.

L’Eree

  • Perfect sunset spot
  • Stunning views
  • Good for evening barbeques
A L’Eree sunset, taken by a member of our team

L’eree is a picturesque beach located on the west coast of the island. It is an ideal spot to watch the sunset with an evening barbecue and for looking out onto Hanois lighthouse and Fort Grey. During the summer months, there is an ice cream van parked at the beach car park to enjoy. Large flat rocks provide the perfect seating space for those who don’t want to get sand everywhere.

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.