Shell Beach

Shell Beach - Guernsey
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Shell beach is located on the far side of Herm Island, just off the coast of Guernsey. A truly lovely stretch of golden sand there is always plenty of room to play, sunbathe, eat ice cream or just relax.

The name of the beach comes from the fact the sand is formed from tiny shell fragments which sparkle in the sunshine.

From easter, through summer there is a beach cafe at Shell beach serving snacks, ice creams and drinks along with a range of beach games and souvenirs .

There are also plenty of interesting rock pools at low tide.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling
  • Wind surfing


  • Deck chair hire

Nearest town


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