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.

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.

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.