An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

Herm Island, Guernsey
Distance: 6.4 km
Difficulty: Easy
Method: Walking
Wow Factor: 8 out of 10

Key Facts

  • Location: Channel Islands
  • Size: 200 hectares
  • Terrain: Easy terrain coastal path
  • Access: Trident ferry from Guernsey
  • Height gain: 147 metres
  • Map: Bailiwick of Guernsey: States of Guernsey Official Map Starting point Herm quay near Ship Hotel
  • Accommodation/food:

    Mermaid Tavern, Ship Inn and White House Hotel; and the Seagull campsite

  • Island Summary:

    Herm has it all really. It’s easy to get to, has a couple of astoundingly beautiful beaches and is surrounded by crystal clear waters that almost disappear at low tide to reveal the vast expanse of rocky reefs that protect it. This comes packaged with all of the creature comforts you are likely to need with a pub, two cafes and a hotel and a restaurant or two. Not bad for only being one and a half miles long and half a mile wide.

  • Look out for:
    • Swimming opportunities at Shell Beach and Belvoir Beach
  • Route description:

    This civilised two-hour round island route is like a walk in the park (with a bit of hill climbing). It’s easy and enjoyable with plenty of café stops on the way yet the diversity of this small island will surprise you at every turn. The rugged south-coast cliffs give way to the fabulous sandy beaches and dunes of the east. The west coast reveals the best of the colour and bustle of St Peter Port over the water. And then to finish? An indulgent stop off in the friendly Mermaid Tavern for a swift one or two.

  • Getting there:

    The scheduled Trident ferry service from St Peter Port, Guernsey.


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