A secluded beach hidden in amongst the cliffs on the south side of Guernsey is Moulin Huet Bay. This beach is a favourite of many, however, is also not usually over crowded due to it being slightly more inaccessible than other beaches in Guernsey.

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Moulin Huet Bay, Guernsey

Moulin Huet is the perfect place to go in Guernsey on a warm, sunny day either for a walk around the coastal paths or for a dip in the sea. In this guide, we will discuss the best time to go to Moulin Huet as well as the following

  • What is Moulin Huet?
  • Where is Moulin Huet?
  • How to get to Moulin Huet?
  • Why Should I go to Moulin Huet?
  • When Should I go to Moulin Huet?
  • Preparing for your trip to Guernsey
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What is Moulin Huet?

Moulin Huet is a beach located on the southern coast of Guernsey and is a rocky beach the reveals golden sand on one side at low tide. 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a well known renaisance painter, who fell in love with Moulin Huet and consequently painted 15 famous pieces during his stay in Guernsey in 1883. 

In order to celebrate Renoir’s importance to Guernsey art, 5 metal frames were erected around Moulin Huet, allowing visitors to view the beach from the places where he would.

gemma sitting looking at metal frame on stoney beach
steel frame on stoney beach

Where is Moulin Huet?

Moulin Huet is nestled in the depths of St Martins between the cliffs on the south coast of Guernsey. Follow the line of trees down Rue du Moulin Huet and keep your eye on the sea. After passing some houses on your right, the lane will become narrower. Warning, the walk back up the hill is steep. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes. 

There are amenities up the hill from the beach, food and drinks at the Moulin Huet tearooms which serves a delicious selection of cakes. The toilets are situated in the car park further up the hill.

campbell walking down stairs to beach, sign and orange life ring
campbell walking down path with trees on either side
moulin huet tearooms

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How to get to Moulin Huet?

Hidden on the south coast of Guernsey, nestled at the bottom of the lanes in St Martins is Moulin Huet Bay. Follow the road down Rue du Moulin Huet until you reach a parking area. You will then need to walk around 10 minutes downhill to reach the beach. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes as you will also need to walk back up the hill. There is also access to Moulin Huet from both the Petit Port and Saints Bay direction.

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man walking path following sign

Why Should I go to Moulin Huet?

Moulin Huet is a very peaceful beach. Due to being more difficult to get to than other beaches in Guernsey, not as many people will flock here to soak up the rays. 

With that being said, Moulin Huet is a really beautiful beach, overlooking the cliffs and the Peastacks. 

The beach is separated into two sides, the left hand side of the beach is bigger and is where the sandy beach will be revealed when the tide goes out. The right hand side is more rocky and the sea is a lot less accessible unless you are prepared for a scramble.

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moulin huet beach

When Should I go to Moulin Huet?

The best time to visit Moulin Huet is at low tide when the white sandy beach is revealed. When the tide is high, most of the beach is covered and only stones and rocks are on show at the top of the beach. 

We also enjoyed visit Moulin Huet at sunrise. The views of the cliffs are even more breathtaking at sunrise as the golden glow shines on them as it rises.

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girl walking down path

Before You Leave for Guernsey

Before you leave on your trip to the beautiful island of Guernsey, there are a number of things you will need to organise to ensure a smooth and stress-free trip. These include what to pack, where to stay and what is the best travel insurance for Guernsey.

What to Pack for Guernsey

What you need to pack for Guernsey will rely highly on when you make your trip to the Channel Islands. During the Spring and Autumn months, temperatures and weather patterns vary wildly between beautiful sunny skies and storming gales.

The temperatures generally vary from 10 oC to 25 oC during these months, with a mixture between cold, northerly winds and warmer southerlies. There is a small amount of rain, with maybe 1 in 7 days receiving rainfall, which makes it perfect for days out exploring the beautiful island.

During the Summer months in Guernsey, temperatures tend to range from 20oC to 30oC, with some days topping 35oC. Summer days in Guernsey are perfect for the beach, with many locals and travellers alike sending their day soaking up the sun and playing in the sea. When it comes to toiletries, we recommend that you don’t forget to pack sunscreen. The sun in Guernsey can be strong, especially in the summer months.

If you need more inspiration on what to pack for your trip, check out our full packing guides for all-weather conditions over here.

Given the beautiful sights and scenery that you will see in Guernsey, we highly recommend packing a good camera for your trip. If you want to read more about the cameras we use and why we love them, check out the link below.

You can read what else we keep in our camera bag over here.

Photography Equipment

Main Photography Camera – Sony A7iii Mirrorless Camera

Main Lens – Sony FE 16-35 mm f/2.8 GM 

Zoom Lens – Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8

Camera Stand – Neewer Portable 177cm

Vlogging Camera – Sony HX90v

Action Camera – GoPro Hero 8 Black

Drone Camera – DJI Mavic Pro 2

Camera Bag – Lowepro Flipside 300 AW

What is the Best Travel Insurance for Guernsey?

If you are simply planning on heading to Guernsey for a holiday, one thing that is essential for everybody is good travel insurance. Accidents can happen anywhere and at anytime and unexpected hospital bills will ruin a holiday. Remove the stress from your next adventure and get covered for the worst.

World Nomads Travel Insurance provides budget reliable travel insurance that will keep you covered for any level of adventure.

You can get your quote before you leave on your trip right here.

 

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Where to Stay in Guernsey?

When it comes to accommodation on Guernsey, you are simply spoiled for choice with a huge range of hotels, B&Bs and even campsites to choose from. No matter what your preferred level of luxury is, there is the perfect place for you.

Luxury – Spend your time on Guernsey in true luxury at the Old Government House Spa and Hotel in St Peter Port. This hotel has beautiful views over the harbour of Guernsey’s capital, as well as access to a luxurious spa, an outdoor terrace and a heated, outdoor pool.

Book your stay at the Old Government House Spa and Hotel here.

Mid-range – If you would like a taste of luxury at an affordable price, then the Auberge du Val Hotel is perfect for you. This 19th-century farmhouse sits on the west coast of the island and offers cosy, ensuite rooms, complete with tea, coffee and tv. The hotel is just a short walk from the beautiful nature reserves in St Saviour, perfect for a romantic trip away for the weekend.

Book your stay at the Auberge du Val Hotel here.

Budget – Situated just 2-miles from Guernsey airport in the heart of St Martins, the Carlton Inn is the best value hotel in Guernsey. With free parking and wifi, as well as access to the Wicked Wolf pub that sits in the same building.

Book your stay at the Carlton Inn here.

Camping – If you are up for a more adventurous stay on Guernsey, Fauxquets Valley Campsite offer a range of glamping safari tents, glamping pods and sites for your own tent if you bring one. Visit their website for a full price list of tents and campsites.

 

So there you have it, your complete guide to visiting Moulin Huet beach in Guernsey! This is just one of the many great beaches to visit in Guernsey, and we would recommend that you visit it when you are on the island.

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