This tiny Island is often missed on the map yet most people who visit Guernsey will have heard of Herm. Just one and a half miles long by half a mile wide this small island is reached by fast and frequent services from St. Peter Port harbour. Visitors are free to stroll around the numerous paths through heathland, farmland, woodland and around the coast and cliff paths. There are several miles of golden sandy beaches which are clean, safe and a delight for children.
Herm is beautifully kept, pastel-emulsioned buildings cluster around the small harbour and signs with accurate walking distances are dotted around the island and show the way to various points of interest such as the Manor Village and the old St. Tugal’s Chapel, whose first mentioning in ecclesiastical literature dates back to 1251. Whilst Herm offers spectacular views from steep cliffs and rocks, it is most famous for Shell Beach, probably the most stunning beach in the Channel Islands. It is great fun to have a go at collecting any of the 250 different types of seashells that gave the beach its name. Famously, the Islands only Hotel has no TV’s nor phones in the room therefore any visitor can experience the peace and tranquillity of the Island to its fullest extent.