Portelet Kiosk

People can bask in the kiosk's sheltered gardens overlooking the bay and enjoy all sorts of goodies from freshly made crab sandwiches (one of its specialities) to delicious home-baked cakes and brownies (made daily by John's wife, Jennie), Guernsey Gache, scones and of course Guernsey Dairy ice cream. 

Before deciding to have a career break, John had worked for the Guernsey Fishermen's Trading Company which exported fish from the island. Then a chance to run the kiosk came up, which he said sounded like a perfect opportunity. 

portelet kiosk

"I'd always loved working outdoors. Initially, I thought it sounded like the perfect summer job where I could take time off during the winter months. But in reality, this hasn't really happened. Our kiosk is really popular. We're open seven days a week and at least eight months a year, if not longer. It's hard work, but I love it." 

Guernsey ice cream has always been on the menu and is loved by many regulars who come down for their daily catch-up. 

Portelet Kiosk is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from at least April through to the end of September and longer depending on the weather. 



John Dodd and his team have been running Portelet beach Kiosk for some 18 years. The most south westerly kiosk on the island, it's a very popular retreat particularly for dog walkers, families, and open water swimmers.

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