Welcome to Herm

Herm Island is 3 miles from the coast of Guernsey and measures just a mile and a half long and half a mile wide. Herm is the perfect place to stay for a truly relaxing channel island holiday and is ideal for families and anyone wanting to "get away from it all". Once on our paradise island enjoy our beautiful unspoilt beaches and safe, clean pollution-free environment. There are no cars, no crowds and definitely no stress.

You can visit Herm for the day or, better still, choose to stay on the Island where we can offer a variety of accommodation designed to suit all tastes. You could opt to stay in one of our comfortable self catering cottages, allowing you to sample island life while still giving you the freedom to come and go as you please. You could choose to be pampered at The White House Hotel, the only hotel on the Island, where there are no telephones, televisions or clocks.

Enjoy well-appointed bedrooms, an excellent restaurant and outstanding sea views. Alternatively you can camp on Herm Island in one of our modern, well-equipped family size tents or choose to pitch your own tent. Our campsite boasts glorious views across to Sark and the French coast.


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Slowly does it

Posted: 10:37, Friday 10 October 2014
Slow worm seen near the gardeners potting shed (2)

There are no snakes on Herm so if you spot what you think is a snake it will be a slow worm, but like other reptiles they hibernate, usually from October to March.  When they emerge from hibernation the slow worm may be seen basking in the early morning and evening sun, as they come into condition for breeding, which occurs in May.  The young take 4 - 5 months to develop, being produced in late August to early September. The slow worm is ovi-viviparous, meaning that the young are born in an egg membrane that breaks soon after birth.  Between 3 and 26 young are produced, although the average is 8.  With so many being produced you would think that slow worms are a common sight around Herm but in the years that I have been living on the island I can count the number of times that I have seen them on one hand.

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Low tide at Belvoir

Posted: 09:53, Thursday 02 October 2014
View towards Belvoir and Shell taken from Caque Robert Aug 2014

Although it was an overcast day in August when the tide was low enough to walk on the sand between Belvoir and Shell Beaches many visitors and guests staying on the island made the most of it and went exploring.  It’s always exciting to walk around to the ‘secret’ beach which is to the right of Belvoir Beach as it isn’t very often you can get there.  For those who enjoy rock pooling the low tide exposes areas which aren’t often uncovered so there are lots of different shells and fish to be found.

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Cage fungi

Posted: 09:50, Saturday 27 September 2014
Cage funghi_Clathrus ruber_Cage Stinkhorn

The fungi initially appears like a whitish ‘egg’ which has a delicate, leathery outer membrane that encloses the compressed lattice.  As the egg ruptures the cage fungi expands and can reach heights of up to 20 cm.  You might have guessed from its family name that it has a smell to it!  This odour, like rotting meat attracts flies and insects which then distribute the microscopic spores around.  The spore produces a mycelium, which is like a big bundle of roots for feeding on decaying, woody, plant stuff.  And so it goes on. 

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