Our favourite beaches in Guernsey

Guernsey’s beaches are great for a family day with the kids, a romantic stroll in the sun or a postcard-worthy sunset, spending some time alone by the water with a book, or practicing adventurous water sports. Here are some of GuernseyTravel’s team members favourites…

Fermain Bay 

(Nuria, Product Executive)

Fermain Bay is a vital stop for me always when I visit Guernsey. This picturesque beach, hidden away on the rugged east coast, is perfect for a peaceful retreat and refuel after a beautiful walk from St. Peter Port along the cliff path. What I like the most is that it’s remote location means it’s often quiet and peaceful.

Fermain Beach Café and Fermain Valley Hotel are fabulous places to sit and unwind whilst enjoying a cold drink in the sun or a bite to eat with view scenic vistas. I highly recommend to have afternoon tea at the hotel’s tea room.

Fermain Bay

Ladies Bay 

(Becky, Marketing & Development Manager)

My favourite beach in Guernsey is Ladies Bay.

It’s located on the north-west of the island and boasts beautiful sunsets, making for the perfect place for a BBQ with friends.

If you like swimming like me, the water is calm and safe. If you’re after more exhilarating water sports, this is a great bay for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

There are toilets nearby, good parking and a playground for children. Roc Salt restaurant is nearby and great for a local seafood dinner with wonderful sea views.

Ladies Bay

Grandes Rocques Bay (Saline beach)

(Liz, Reservations Advisor)

Every Summer, I visit Guernsey for a few days with my daughter and granddaughter. Our favourite thing to do is to spend a day at the sandy Saline beach.

First, it is located on the north-west corner of the island, nearby the popular Cobo Bay, but definitely less crowded, which is one of the things I like the most about it. Plus, the bay consists of a large crescent of soft golden sand, perfect for paddling and swimming at high tide, with the wet sand at low tide making it ideal for building sandcastles and rock pools.

Also, if you’re looking for something quick to eat throughout the day, there’s a kiosk nearby selling both hot and cold snacks, as well as a scoop of Guernsey ice cream!

Grandes Roques Bay (Saline beach)

Shell Beach, Herm

(Gina, Marketing Coordinator)

Last summer I booked myself in for our island-hopping package, and the day when I visited Herm, I fell in love with Shell Beach. Its white sands and blue seas are spectacular! the immaculate colour of the sand is due to the millions of small shells swept ashore by the Gulf Stream, from which the beach takes its name.

The beach is located on the island’s eastern coast, well-sheltered in the bay of St. Malo and with distant views across to France on a clear day. This small beach attracts visitors of all ages and has plenty room for everyone.

The beach is a 15-minute walk from Herm Harbour, and there is a café serving up snacks, refreshments and, of course, ice cream!

Shell Bay, Herm