Havelet Bay


Havelet Bay
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Water Quality

Annual classification


Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Havelet is only a 5 minute walk from the center of St Peter Port and provides an ideal place for a lunch time stroll, with a view of castle cornet. There are 3 tidal swimming pools at the far end of the bay. The beach is not accessible at high tide, when it becomes completely submerged by the sea.


The beach and surrounding area is used for swimming, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and boating. There is a scuba diving school nearby and water sports are popular - there is a designated zone.

Wildlife and Walks

The start of the 28 mile cliff path network which covers the beautiful south coast cliffs is an excellent place for walking. The cliffs are home to many different species of birds, plants and insects.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by States of Guernsey from 15th May to 30th September.

Water samples do not need to be taken at this beach and may not be treated in the same way as designated bathing waters, but they are collected in the spirit of the Bathing Waters Directive.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification


What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Havelet Bay

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



There is car parking along the beach front for 500 cars.

Dog restrictions


No current information

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer and weekly the rest of the year