Moulin Huet Bay

  • Moulin Huet Bay - Guernsey
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  • Moulin Huet Bay - Guernsey
    © aphrodite-in-nyc and licensed for reuse under this Licence
  • Nestled among the craggy cliffs of Guernsey’s south coast is the idyllic little cove of Moulin Huet. There is little doubt that this is one of the prettiest beaches on the island and it appears the celebrated renaissance artist Renoir was also a fan. He painted the beach no less than 15 times, and to honour that a number of frames have been set up to capture the views as he would have seen them.

    The beach itself is comprised of areas of sand dotted with large rocks and rock pools. It only really comes in to its own at low tide when more sand is revealed. In fact at high tide there isn’t much beach here at all so make sure you check the tides before visiting.

    There are two sections of beach at Moulin Huet Bay. In front of the main access steps where you’ll find the most sand, but if you head to the left there is an equally lovely section which is more secluded. However, crowds are rarely a problem at Moulin Huet beach as it takes a little more effort to get her than most of Guernsey’s other beaches.

    On calm days the sea is particularly inviting with its turquoise hues. The bay here is quite sheltered and generally safe for swimming, although be aware there are no lifeguards.

    Overlooking the bay are the  Moulin Huet Tea Rooms, something of an institution and well known for their crab sandwiches and homemade cakes.

    Type of beach

    Sand & rock

    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed

    Dogs are allowed on Moulin Huet beach year-round

    Guernsey dog friendly beaches »


    • Swimming/bathing


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets

    Nearest town

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