L'Ancresse / Pembroke Bays




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Pembroke and L’Ancresse bay, situated at the most northern part of the island, accommodates sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters. With the longest stretches of sand in Guernsey, the bays have a gentle slope, making it great for swimming and paddling as well as playing games on the beach. The water is also perfect for windsurfing, surfing, sailing, sea kayaking and even fishing if you wish.

Easily accessible by bus, there is also a large car park and toilets are available at both ends of the wide sweeping bay, along with the Beach House restaurant at Pembroke and a traditional Kiosk at L'Ancresse.

Beach wheelchairs are also now available for use at Pembroke bay and these can be booked by emailing

If you’re in Guernsey in the Autumn through to Spring, L’Ancresse and Pembroke are brilliant beaches to take your dog for a walk as there is a large expanse for he or she to run around. However, dogs are banned in the summer months from the 1st May until 30 September.

L’Ancresse is also home to one of Guernsey's best 18-hole golf courses, which is over 100 years old.

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