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Blessed By the Beach

09.10.20

Living on an island brings with it a constant connection with the sea. Guernsey’s miles of coastline present a multitude of stunning beaches that provide a golden gateway to connect with nature. The island’s compact size ensures you’re never more than 20 minutes from the sea and it soon becomes an integral part of island living.

Beach life in Guernsey is enjoyed all year round. In summer, the sands become a second home for families as the long school holidays are spent building sandcastles, cooling off in the sea and chomping through delicious ice creams. There’s also a season of summer entertainment including the Rocquaine Regatta which takes place on its namesake's beach. Approaching its 50th year, the event is an island favourite and features raft racing, crab pot pulling, pallet smashing and even a spot of competitive wife-carrying. This busy day of activities is capped by a rousing beach barbeque accompanied by live music.

After the months of summer sun, you’ll find that September is when you can experience the sea at its warmest - an ideal month for the cautious swimmer. Autumn is also when the surf picks up and begins to surge. Guernsey’s beaches become busy with body-boarders, surfers and kite surfers, as they prepare to conquer the spectacular waves. The spiritual home of surfing is Vazon Bay. Located on Guernsey’s west coast it’s where most have climbed aboard a surfboard for the first time with able guidance from the scene’s local legends.

The dimmer days of winter are no deterrent for the hardened beach goer. Some wrap up warm in jackets and hats for walks, others take the opposite approach and face the challenge of year-round swimming head-on. An annual Christmas Day event is the Polar Bear swim. Adventurous islanders prime themselves for a day of Christmas excess by jumping into the outdoor bathing pools at La Vallette. Smiling through chattering teeth they collect their certificate and promise to do it again the following year.

Spring provides a final few weeks for shore gatherers to spot the elusive ormer. This abalone type mollusc is an island delicacy found in rock-pools on the lowest of low tides. The warming weather also creates comfortable evening walks shared with friends. A popular stop is Cobo bay; this sandy beach gives way to perfect sunsets, best enjoyed with refreshments conveniently served from the nearby hostelry.

Make a new home in Guernsey and you’ll enjoy an island lifestyle that brings with it a close relationship with its wonderful and healthy environment. Whatever the time of year, it’s simply a better life for you.

Learn more at: https://www.locateguernsey.com/

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