Herm Island – a little hidden paradise

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Years ago I was introduced to Herm island by my dad. He loved Islands and discovering new places. He would investigate and learn all about strange places and make it his mission to visit them.

Herm is a tiny little Island with no cars motorbikes or roads to worry about, located in the Channel Islands it is only 3 miles from Guernsey. Perfect as a place to relax and forget the hustle and bustle of modern life. The fabulous unspoilt beaches and quiet sandy paths that wind around the whole island are a wonderful way to spend magical hours in splendid isolation.

Shell beach was one of  most amazing natural places I have ever experienced. The whole beach stretches for miles and is unlike anything else I have ever seen. Made up entirely of millions of minute, perfect, and wonderful , exquisite shells rather than sand that explains the name. 

Belvoir bay is a wonderful little cove  for bathing and it feels like you have discovered it all for yourself especially if you stay on the island and can enjoy it after the day trippers have left in the afternoon. A puffin-breeding colony is also located on the far end  of the island,the comical little birds are fabulous to watch.

Herm Island

 

Staying on Herm Island

There is only one hotel on Herm Island and it is pure quality, The White House Hotel is set in stunning  gardens and has captivating sea views. There are also a few holiday cottages and  a large field equipped with ready set up tents for families so you don’t have to bring all the equipment.

The only way to reach Herm is via boat, either aboard a private yacht or on the passenger ferry. Which takes just 20 mins to reach this paradise island. Boats operate all year round from St. Peter Port with an hourly ferry from May to Sept.

I spent many holidays over the years exploring and falling in love every time with this unique little place which I hope you will discover for yourself one day.

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