The Bailiwick of Guernsey, which includes Sark, Alderney and Herm, features sandy beaches lapped by crystal clear waters, perfect for building sandcastles, sitting back in the sun whilst the sand runs between your toes, and perhaps treating yourself to a delicious ice cream from a seaside cafe. Children will find ample rock pools to explore while the cool coastal waters are just the place for a refreshing dip. Guernsey beaches are amongst the cleanest in the British Isles and regularly win awards.
The Islands of Guernsey have 40 beaches to visit, ranging from the sheltered south coast coves to the wide expanses of white sand in the north. Sark, Herm and Alderney are also great for beach holidays with stunning stretches of beautiful white sandy beaches.
Some of our favourite beaches in Guernsey
This large expanse of sand is a magnet for the island's extreme sports enthusiasts. Whether you're a surfer, kite flyer or bodyboarder, Vazon is the perfect beach for you - it's also the home of Guernsey Surf School. They bay also serves up great eating establishments including Vistas and Crabby Jacks.
Nearest Hotels - Cobo Bay
Located down a windy country road Saints Bay's sandy cove has a pebble bank at the top of the beach and is surrounded by sheltering cliffs. The cosy shelter of the fisherman's landing is situated just a short walk away and provides a great photo opportunity as the views from here are simply spectacular. Refreshments can be found at the nearby Saints Bay Kiosk.
This popular beach hosts not only beautiful white sands and crystal clear waters, but also a handful of amenities just across the road. The beach is easily accessible, the inviting waters are a great place for a dip and, at low tide, there are rock pools to investigate.
Situated in the rural parish of St Pierre du Bois, Rocquaine Bay is one of Guernsey's shingle beaches, although there are patches of glorious sand too. You'll also enjoy the breathtaking views of Fort Grey, while in the summer this is the venue for the popular Rocquaine Regatta. There are a choice of nearby venues for food and drink including the Imperial Hotel, the Guernsey Pearl Cafe and Portelet Kiosk.
Nearest Hotels - Driftwood Inn
Lying in the north of the island, these two sandy beaches with their turquoise waters have a gentle slope, making them great for swimming and paddling as well as beach games. The water is also ideal for windsurfing, surfing, sailing, kayaking and even fishing. You'll also find a traditional Kiosk at L'Ancresse.
Nearest Hotels - Peninsula Hotel
The Fermain Valley holds one of the most lovely tucked-away beaches and cafes on Guernsey. The pebble bay is hidden on the rugged east coast and is a lovely walk from St Peter Port along the cliff path. The inviting crystal clear waters are delightful to swim in and the Fermain Beach Cafe is a wonderful place to sit and relax whilst enjoying a bite to eat or even a jug of Pimms!
One of the most beautiful beaches in the Channel Islands, millions of tiny shell fragments washed in from the Gulf Stream have given this gorgeous sandy expanse its name. During the summer months you can try your hand at kayaking and paddleboarding or simply sit and watch the world go by amidst the glorious surroundings.
Nearest Hotels - The White House