Vazon Bay is the beach to go to in Guernsey if you enjoy watersports and waves. It offers the best place on the island for surfing or jumping in the waves.

Vazon Bay is one of our favourite beaches in Guernsey, one that always draws us back for one more sunset or one more walk along the beach watching the waves.

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Vazon Bay Guernsey - What, Where and Why..

Vazon 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 Vazon as well as the following

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

What is Vazon Bay?

Around the corner from Cobo Bay sits the beautiful stretch of sand that is known as Vazon Bay. One of Guernsey’s longest beaches, Vazon is hugely popular with swimmers and surfers, as well as general beach-goers and sunbathers. The sand of the beach gently slopes into the sea, which means that at low tide the water seems like it is miles away.

vazon waves crashing off wall

Where is Vazon Bay?

Vazon Bay is located in Castel on the west coast of Guernsey. There is plenty of car parking along the coast from Vistas all along to Richmond. Being on the west coast of the island, Vazon Bay is a great place to watch the sunset. In summer the sun will set directly over the sea, creating a beautiful orange glow over the beach.

gemma watching vazon sunset

How to get to Vazon Bay?

Vazon Bay is located on Vazon Road on the western coast of Guernsey. It sits directly beneath Vistas and Crabby Jacks Restaurants. If you are driving from the Richmond side, we would recommend stopping off at Richmond kiosk for an ice cream. It is one of our favourites and one of the most popular too!

If you are taking the bus, there is a bus stop outside of Vistas and the bus routes are 42 or 91.

Bus Routes – 42, 91

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Why Should I go to Vazon Bay?

Due to the unique shape and length of the beach, this is the most popular beach in Guernsey when it comes to surfing. In fact, it is so good that the Guernsey Surf School sits right on the shores, perfectly situated for anyone wishing to rent a board or taking some surfing lessons.

In addition to the surf school, there are a couple of restaurants and cafes situated right on the shoreline of Vazon Bay, including Crabbie Jacks and Vistas Cafe. These cafes are both an excellent choice for any post-swim munchies or a hot drink to heat back up. There are also toilets available to the side of the Vistas Cafe that are free to use.

Overlooking the beautiful Vazon Beach are the remains of Fort Hommet, one of Guernsey’s many fortifications that are a fascinating reminder of the turbulent history of the island.

vazon bay waves

When Should I go to Vazon Bay?

The best time to go to Vazon Bay is at sunset in our opinion, especially during the summer months. Due to the sun setting directly over the sea, the golden glow is incredible. Our favourite thing is to take a BBQ down and relax on the beach in the evening.

If you enjoy watersports, you will want to keep an eye on the swell as Vazon is very popular for surfers. If this is a sport you would like to try, check out Guernsey Surf School for lessons or for board rental.

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.


Campbell lifting Gemma on Vazon beach

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.


Gemma standing looking over Le Jaonnet Bay Guernsey

So there you have it, your complete guide to visiting Vazon Bay in Guernsey! This is just some of the many great things to do in Guernsey, and we would recommend that you give living on this gem of an island a go.

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