Grandes Rocques

  • Perfect for summer evenings
  • Soft golden sands and clear water
  • Rockpools and space for families
  • Plenty of parking
Images for Visit Guernsey commisioned by The Partnership. Picture: Chris George Photography

Grandes Rocques lies on the west coast of the island. Its broad span and rich golden sands along with the small kiosk provide all the essentials for a full day out. There are plenty of rockpools to explore at low tide for the kids to enjoy. Towards the end of the day the sunset is clear which is why this beach is a local favourite for barbeques.

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.

Vazon

  • Surfing for amateurs and professionals, among other watersports
  • Family friendly
  • Cafe and restaurant nearby
  • Beware of weaver fish at low tide on a hot day
The expansive Vazon Bay at low tide, submitted by Lois Vidamour

Vazon is one of the island’s best loved and most popular beaches. From its good surf and wide, open layout, to its easy access and great parking, it is the perfect beach for families and others alike. This beach is a haven for the sporty among you, with skimboarding, kite-surfing and sand racing; surfboards are available to hire right by the slipway. With restaurants and cafés in close proximity, and plenty of parking, it’s the perfect destination to go at any time of year. 

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.

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.

Perelle Bay

  • Pebbles
  • Sunset spot
  • Good swimming spot at high tide
  • Quiet
Images For Visit Guernsey – Shot 2012

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.