Fermain Beach

  • Fermain Beach - Guernsey
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  • Fermain Beach - Guernsey
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  • This scenic, pebble beach is backed by low cliffs and dense woodland.  Being on the craggy south-eastern side of the island it is very different in character from most of Guernsey’s better known beaches.  

    The waters here are crystal clear which makes them very tempting for bathers.  

    Fermain Beach can be accessed either by boat or via a cliff-top path from St Peter Port, a trek which rewards the walker with some stunning coastal views. 

    The award-winning Fermain Beach CafĂ© at the top of the slipway was once a humble kiosk but is now a very popular seafood eatery.  In peak season it is advisable to book a table well in advance.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs are banned from the beach from 1 May to 30 September inclusive.

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    • Kayaking/canoeing
    • Diving & snorkelling
    • Good fishing
    • Sailing
    • Swimming/bathing


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets
    • Disabled facilities
    • Slipway

    Nearest town

    St Peter Port

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    Fermain Beach Reviews

    Classy beach!

    Jul 28th 2021

    So different at low and high tides. High tide - pebbles only and wide narrow beach. Low tide - huge expanse of soft sand to swim over - easier on the feet! Beautiful clear water, classy beach cafe and seating area. Toilets and beautiful scenery all around. Gorgeous.