Saints Bay is a beautiful beach located on Guernsey’s south coast, nestled down a windy road in amongst the cliffs. The beach is accessible at both high and low tide and is also a great bay for water sports such as stand up paddle boarding.

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Saints Bay - WHAT, WHERE and WHY

Saints Bay 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 Saints Bay as well as the following

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

Saints Bay is a sandy beach that is accessible at high and low tide on the south coast of Guernsey. It is a popular beach for those who enjoy water-sports such as kayaking and SUP as you can launch from the harbour beside the beach or the beach itself.

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Where is Saints Bay?

Guernsey’s south coast is lined withe incredible cliffs. You can enjoy the views from the cliff walk trails or from the many beautiful beaches down below. Saints Bay is one of. the amazing beaches nestled amongst the cliffs on the south coast of Guernsey, located not far from the town of St Martins.

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How to get to Saints Bay?

Saints Bay is accessible by foot, car or bus. If you are walking the cliffs, Saints Bay can be accessed from either end.

There is a small amount of parking at Saints Bay that is available all day long as well, meaning it is a lot more accessible to those unable to walk long distances. In order to reach the car park, simply continue along Saints Bay Road, past La Barberie, all the way to the bottom of the road. Here you will find enough space for maybe 5 or 6 cars.

The car park sits directly above the Saints Bay Harbour, offering beautiful views to the east over the crystal blue water and rocky cliffs of southern Guernsey. If you wish to visit the beach at Saints Bay, you are going to need to walk for about 5-10 minutes back up the road that you came down.

About 300m along the road from the car park, you will see the Saints Bay Tower. From here, take a right down the winding staircase the takes you beneath the tower on the cliffside. Walk all the way to the bottom of the stairs you will come out beside the Saints Bay Kiosk and a free to use toilet block.

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Why Should I go to Saints Bay?

Saints Bay is a great beach for visiting if you are planning to do some watersports, swimming or just chilling out on the beach. With OJ’s beach kiosk sitting above the beach, you can stay at the beach for as long as you please with amenities right there. Due to the cliffs sheltering the bay, on a sunny day the bay can be nice and toasty warm.

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When Should I go to Saints Bay?

One of our favourite times to visit Saints Bay is at golden sunrise. The beautiful colours rise over the cliffs, lighting up the bay. We also enjoy going at low tide when the sandy beach is revealed and when the sun is shining and we can get out on our paddleboard. 

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.

 

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So there you have it, your complete guide to visiting Saints Bay in Guernsey! This is just some of the many great things to do in Guernsey, and we would recommend that you give visiting this beautiful bay a go.

If you found this guide to Saints Bay in Guernsey useful, please let us know in the comments section below. We love chatting you guys about this kind of thing, and sharing our top experiences with everyone else! 

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