The island's beaches are where treasured summer memories are made.
The Bailiwick offers quiet beach breaks where you can enjoy the simple things in life; building sandcastles, sitting in the sun with the sand between your toes, ice creams by the seaside, exploring rock pools and refreshing dips in the cool coastal waters.
Guernsey beaches are amongst the cleanest in the British Isles. Vazon Bay, on the island's west coast, recently won the coveted title of Britain's Cleanest Beach. Nearby Grandes Rocques Bay also featured in the top 10, coming in at number eight.
The island has 27 beaches from the sheltered south coast coves to the wide expanses of white sand to the north. As well as Guernsey, neighbouring islands Sark, Herm and Alderney all offer beautiful beach holidays with snug coves full of character and long stretches of uninterrupted white sandy beaches.
East coast beaches include picturesque, pebbled Fermain Bay - reached only by foot; it is a lovely swimming beach and has a café, which serves restaurant quality food.
Moulin Huet, one of the island's stunning south coast bays, is trickier to access but well worth the effort, offering both dramatic backdrops and views - Renoir is this bay's biggest fan and spent a summer sketching this exact spot in 1883.
West coast beaches tend to be wide, flat and sandy, as are north coast beaches. Favourites include Vazon, Cobo, Grandes Rocques, Port Soif and Pembroke, which are all easier to access and have toilet facilities and a kiosk.
If you're travelling with your dog, your canine friend will be able to enjoy the vast majority of Guernsey's beaches all year round. Whether you are popping down to the beach to take the dog for a walk, or enjoying a family day out with "Man's Best Friend" you are spoilt for choice between small sandy coves, shingle banks or large sweeping bays.
Between 1st October and 30th April there are no restrictions on any beaches that dogs can visit. Outside of this period, there is legislation that does not allow dogs onto the following beaches:
The Northern end of Vazon
For further information on dogs visiting Guernsey's beaches, please visit Guernsey's Environment Department or contact the Guernsey Information Centre.