Cobo Bay Beach in Guernsey is one of the island’s most popular beaches for good reason. Here’s a guide for visiting this beautiful coastline.
How To Get To Cobo Bay Beach
Cobo Bay Beach is located on the Cobo Coast Road on the west side of the island of Guernsey.
Guernsey is a relatively small island, measuring approximately 3 miles wide by 6 miles long. So all the main attractions are easily accessible.
You can actually walk from the capital of Guernsey, St Peter Port, across the island to Cabo Bay Beach in about an hour.
Hiring a car is a great option, especially if you are only on the island for a short time. You will find various car rental companies at Guernsey airport if you fly to the island.
Driving from St Peter Port, it’s a 12 minute drive to reach Cobo Bay Beach and there is plenty of parking close to the beach.
There is a good network of bus routes offering regular services to all the island’s main visitor attractions.
Buses 41, 42 and 91 will take you from St Peter Port to Cobo Bay Beach.
If you enjoy cycling, it is also possible to hire a bike and get around this small island at you own pace.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Cobo Bay Beach Entrance Fee
It’s free to visit this beach.
Cobo Bay Beach Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Best Time To Visit Cobo Bay Beach + Tips
The warmest months and the best time to visit Cobo Bay Beach are June, July and August.
However, if you prefer it a bit quieter, this will also be the busiest time, especially at weekends and during the school holidays.
If you are looking for some night life, the near hotels and bars generally put on live music during the summer evenings.
This area is a popular destination with tourists and locals as you can have a great night out and enjoy stunning sea views at the same time.
If you love your sunsets, then Cobo Bay Beach has some beauties.
What To Pack
What To Expect At Cobo Bay Beach
With its beautiful, soft white sands and crystal clear waters you could easily be forgiven for thinking you might be in the Caribbean (on the warmer days) when you arrive at this beach.
Offering plenty of parking, as well as a wide variety of shops, restaurants and accommodations just across the street, this beach attracts all ages, young and old.
There is a slipway at each end of the beach and also a couple of sets of steps leading down from the seawall to get onto the beach, making access nice and easy.
The pristine, clear water at Cobo Beach is perfect for snorkeling, swimming, windsurfing or kitesurfing. Alternatively, when the tide is out, an expanse of rock pools are exposed that are full of marine life waiting to be discovered.
At the north end of the beach you will find Cobo village where there is a small supermarket and post office. The south end of the beach is where you will find the public toilets, next to the access slipway.
If you are looking to eat during your time at the beach, gastro pub The Rockmount is a family friendly pub serving some great food in an inviting environment.
Alternatively, the popular, family run Cobo Tearoom serves lunches, weekend breakfasts, homemade cake, coffees and teas.
If you can’t bear to leave the beach, don’t worry the Cobo Fish Bar (north end of the beach) has beautifully fresh fish and chips.
Or, Mim’s Kiosk (south end of the beach) has a range of hot food, drinks and ice creams, all to take away and enjoy on the sand.
Just add some warm weather and Cobo Bay Beach in Guernsey has everything you need for the perfect beach day. I would definitely recommend a visit if you are on the island.
Where To Stay In Guernsey
Luxury – Duke Of Richmond Hotel
With views over St Peter Port Marina and Cambridge Park, the Duke of Richmond is situated in Guernsey’s capital. It has spacious bedrooms, an outdoor pool and a restaurant.
Each room at the Duke Of Richmond features an en suite with a shower and bath. They also include a wooden work desk, a TV, and some have beautiful sea views.
The stylish Leopard Bar and Restaurant has a contemporary decor and serves a wide range of international cuisine. The bar is designed using African motifs and furniture and serves a variety of drinks and cocktails.
The restaurant has a terrace which leads to the swimming pool area and overlooks the Channel Islands.
Mid-Budget – Fleur Du Jardin
Fleur Du Jardin is relaxed and informal with a hint of the unusual. It serves good fresh food and has a private swimming pool in its spacious grounds.
The Fleur Du Jardin takes its names from a breed of Guernsey cows. Buses stop regularly outside the hotel, or you can hire a bicycle to explore the island.
The restaurant features as much local produce as possible including beef and pork from Meadow Croft Farm, and local seafood. There is a frequently changing selection of Real Ales.
Budget – Marton Guest House
Situated 10 minutes’ walk from St. Peter Port town centre, Marton Guest House features terraced woodland gardens for guests to relax in.
Each room features an en-suite bathroom, a TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
The town centre features cobbled streets and a picturesque seafront marina, along with a wide variety of places to eat and drink. Fermain beach can be reached in a 5-minute drive and is located on a 28 miles cliff path. Fermain valley is also home to a wide variety of wildlife.
For other places to stay in Guernsey, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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