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Herm Island Guide

Herm Island, Guernsey, GY1 3HR

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Introduction

  • Herm Island is located off the coast of Guernsey, opposite St Peters Port.
  • There is public car parking available in St Peters Port at St Julians Pier.

Trident Ferry

Harbour Landing

  • After disembarking the Ferry, there are between 1-7 medium height steps with handrails on both sides, leading from the Ferry to the Harbour.
  • The number of steps will vary depending on the tide.
  • The steps can be wet due to sea and weather conditions.
  • There is an easy slope leading from the harbour landing to the harbour and harbour village.
  • The surface is uneven stone paving to begin with then becomes loose chippings and tarmac further along.

Rosaire Landing

  • After disembarking the Ferry, there are 15+ steps. The height of the steps vary between shallow, medium or deep leading from the landing point up to the cliff top.
  • There are handrails located in the centre or on your left for some of the steps.
  • The steps can be wet due to sea and weather conditions.

Rosaire Landing - Harbour Village

  • There is a path which leads from the top of the Rosaire Landing to the Harbour Village.
  • At the Cliff Top after climbing the steps from Rosaire Landing, follow the path as it bears left.
  • Follow the path for approximately 400m to Harbour Village.
  • The path has easy, moderate and steep slopes along the route.
  • There is clear signage along the route.
  • The path is unsurfaced and is uneven in places.

Herm Island - Shops, Food/Drink and Accommodation

Harbour Village, Herm Common and Shell Beach Paths

  • The paths lead from Harbour Village to Shell Beach via Herm Common.
  • The paths are surfaced in Harbour village but they are unsurfaced the rest of the way and varying between dirt, grass and light sand.
  • There is easy and moderate slopes located along the paths.
  • The paths can be uneven in places.
  • On the paths that pass through Herm Common, there are rabbit holes located along the paths. These may present a trip hazard.
  • There is clear signage along the route.
  • In Herm Common there is the Robert's Cross Burial Tomb.
  • There are grass paths leading to the North Coast of the Island and the Obelisk.
  • There are stone resting points located along the route.

East and South Coastal Paths

  • The Coastal Paths run along the East and South of Herm Island.
  • The East Coastal Path begins just after Shell Beach and leads towards Belvoir Bay. The path merges with the South Coastal Path.
  • The South Coastal Path passes Rosaire Landing before leading to Harbour Village.
  • The Paths are unsurfaced and uneven in places.
  • There easy, moderate and steep slopes along the paths.
  • There are some stone resting points located along the paths.

Central Paths

  • There is a steep slope leading from Harbour Village up to the Spine Road and Manor Village.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There is a steep slope leading from Herm Common up to the Spine Road and Manor Village. The slope is located next to Roberts Cross burial tomb and the path is unsurfaced.
  • There is a steep slope leading from the East Coastal Path to Manor Village. The slope is located next to Belvoir Bay Beach and the path has a tarmac surface.
  • There is a path leading from the South Coastal Path to Manor Village. The path itself has easy and moderate slopes and is unsurfaced.
  • The main path running along the centre of the Island is Spine Road.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes along the path.
  • The surface of the paths vary between unsurfaced, sand, grass and tarmac.
  • The paths are uneven in places.
  • Seagull Campsite and Manor Village & Pine Log Cabins Self Catering are accessed via Spine Road.

Public Toilets