Port Soif Bay

Port Soif Bay - Guernsey
© Debra Townsend

The crescent-shaped Port Soif Bay, on the north-west coast of Guernsey is a sandy beach close to St Peter Port. Extensive sand dunes behind the beach provide shelter, and make this a good destination for a spot of sunbathing. 

The fine, white sands are dry and perfect for beach games or just walking along barefoot, feeling the sand between your toes. When the tide is out, those wanting to swim in the bay will have to walk quite a long way out to get to the water.

Port Soif is popular with both visitors and local families who enjoy barbecues here on warm summer evenings.

Not only is Port Soif beach picture-postcard pretty, it also gets some spectacular sunsets.

The horseshoe-shaped bay does experience some surprisingly strong currents, so young children playing in or near the water will need to be closely supervised.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog bins are provided. Dogs are not allowed here from 1st May to the 30th September.

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town

St Peter Port

OS grid ref.


There is FREE parking available for 200 cars.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Port Soif Bay Reviews


Nov 24th 2020

the softest sand you will ever see amazing


Steve G.
Aug 13th 2019

Just love this beach and it’s crystal clear waters. So quiet too. We could have been anywhere. Bermuda, Maldives, Hawaii but no it was the Channel Islands. Great.

What did we get wrong?