An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

Visit Herm

Snorkel and swim in clear waters, stroll on unspoilt beaches and see Europe’s most southerly puffin-colony. A short hop from Guernsey, this camping trip is a great way to enjoy the car-free tranquillity and unspoilt beauty of Herm Island. The Seagull site https://www.herm.com/where-to-stay/camping/ , with its spectacular views, is in the middle of the island just minutes from the cliff path leading to Belvoir Bay where you can wake up in the morning to an unforgettable view across the north end of Herm, Shell Beach and across to Alderney.

Location: middle of the island on a high point, Lat/long 49.470, -2.445

Campsite facilities: 80 pitches; toilets; washbasins with shaver points; showers (heated coin-operated with £1 coin ; on-site warden; free luggage porterage on arrival and departure; freezer for ice packs; groceries can be pre-ordered and delivered to your site; no wifi; also pre-erected tents for hire.

Dog friendly: No

Local facilities: the main facilities are a short walk from the campsite at the harbour with its café, shop and the mermaid Tavern as well as the more upmarket White House. Smaller beach cafes and kiosks are dotted along the beaches.

Getting to the campsite: there is a free luggage transfer via a buggy with the island warden from the harbour to the campsite, you’ll have to walk the for 10 minutes or so to reach the site.

Don’t miss: walking the Herm’s coastal walk, to see all of the highlights of the island.

The full route is described in the guidebook, ‘Islandeering: adventures around the edge of Britain’s hidden islands‘.

Nearby islands: whilst you are there, there’s a lot more to explore, check them out here

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