Guernsey has a very special place in my heart. The clifftop walks, the perfect cobbled harbour-side town of St Peter Port and the empty sandy beaches and smugglers coves keep me returning again and again. One of my favourite beaches on the island is Fermain bay which is found just below the Fermain Valley Hotel.
This beach is reached via coastal pathways or a hugely steep track, which leads from the hotel on the clifftop down through a forested valley and to the twinkling cove of Fermain bay. What I love about this beach is the crystal clear water which is azur blue, the remote location which means there are barely more than 2 or 3 families that make it down to the cove and also the location on the Guernsey airport flight path. This flight path location means that as you laze on this stoney beach, you can watch all sorts of larg and small aircraft making their final preparations as they descend onto the runway at Guernsey airport, which is just beyond the top of the cliffs.
It is worth noting that the tides on Guernsey are significant, so make sure you time your beach trip away from high tide. As you can see from my photo. At high tide there is very little beach left.
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