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Water Quality

Annual classification


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This wide crescent of lovely clean sand gets the sun from early morning until sunset. It is a very popular family beach and is excellent for beach games. There are often good conditions for surfing.


The beach is used for swimming, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, windsurfing and sea canoeing. The area is wonderful for bird life too.

Wildlife and Walks

The Fort Hommet Headland at the northern end of the beach is a nature conservation area of considerable interest. The start of the 14km coastal cycle path is located nearby.

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

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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

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Facilities at Vazon

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



There is plenty of parking next to the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed May 1st to September 30th, with a year round voluntary ban on the south end of the bay.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily in the summer