Best beaches in Guernsey

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in Guernsey as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Guernsey is Cobo Beach. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Guernsey just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Cobo Beach

    Cobo Beach © Geoff Henson

    Near the heart of charming Cobo Village, this sandy bay has been likened to a Caribbean paradise (although the weather might not always be so warm!). 

    One of the Guernsey's most popular beaches, Cobo Beach is a haven for young people, who flock to the nearby bars and restaurants, and families, who enjoy the soft sandy…

  • 2. Port Soif Bay

    Port Soif Bay © Stephen Colebourne

    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,…

  • 3. Vazon Beach

    Vazon © Alistair Young

    Vazon is a delightful, sandy beach on the north western coast of Guernsey. It is about a mile and a half long, making it the largest beach on the island. Get here at low tide to enjoy the vast expanse of sand.  Get here early and enjoy all-day sunshine until the evening. Vazon beach also…

  • 4. Fermain Beach

    Fermain © Mark

    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…

  • 5. Pembroke Bay

    Pembroke Bay © Debra Townsend

    Pembroke Bay offers visitors a large, seemingly unbroken stretch of sand, the longest in Guernsey, on which to relax. Situated at the northernmost point of the island, the turquoise waters off the coast are ideal for a wide variety of watersports and leisure activities. Windsurfing, sailing, surfing, kayaking and even fishing are all popular pastimes…

  • 6. Petit Bot Bay

    Petit Bot Bay © Bobbeeez

    The beautiful little cove of Petit Bot is set at the base of two wooded valleys on a sheltered section of Guernsey's south coast. Flanked by high cliffs the beach here is a veritable sun trap. There's a good expanse of sand and also plenty of rockpools to explore.

  • 7. Havelet Bay

    Havelet Bay © Trgowanlock

    Within easy walking distance of St Peter Port, Havelet Bay is a great spot to unwind with views of Cornet Rock and its castle. If you fancy a swim you don't have to worry about the sea conditions as there are not one but 3 tidal swimming pools, including the much photographed Horseshoe Pool. Be…

  • 8. L'Eree Beach

    L'Eree © Colin Smith

    L'Eree is a popular beach located on the west coast of Guernsey. Golden sands slope gently into the azure sea. The beach's sheltered position in L'Eree Bay make it suitable for swimming and snorkelling. There are some rockpools to explore, full of interesting wildlife. The area is known for its natural beauty and views over…

  • 9. Bordeaux Harbour Beach

    Bordeaux Harbour © Chris Gunns | BY-SA

    This attractive little natural harbour on the north-eastern tip of the Guernsey is an ideal spot for an early morning swim. This is best done when the tide is in. The rocky bay is also popular with snorkelers, although strong currents outside the mouth of the harbour make it dangerous to swim beyond the harbour…

  • 10. Saint's Bay

    Saint's Bay © Debra Townsend

    Lovely little sandy cove set in an inlet surrounded by protective cliffs. There is a small quay located within the sheltered south facing bay.

  • 11. Grandes Rocques Beach

    Grandes Rocques © Stephen Colebourne

    Grandes Roques is a beautiful sandy beach in the north-west of the island of Guernsey. Flanked by pink-hued granite rocks, and backed by gentle grassy dunes it makes a delightful place to sunbathe or play in the clean white sand.  And as if that wasn't enough, it is one of the best places on the…

  • 12. Ladies Bay

    Ladies Bay © Coolio-claire | BY-SA

    Sitting on the edge of the wild beauty of L’Ancresse Common, Ladies Bay is well known as a family friendly destination in the area. However, this beach is also popular with wind and kitesurfing enthusiasts whose idea of a relaxing day on the beach is a bit more extreme than sunbathing and building sandcastles The…