Herm Island is open all year. Most guests visit during spring, summer and early autumn although there are visitors who regularly come to stay every Christmas and New Year.
The White House Hotel opens just before Easter weekend, and it is this occasion which marks the start of the new holiday season on Herm Island. Ferry boats between Guernsey and Herm Island begin to operate a more frequent service, enabling afternoon or lunch visits. The pathways are adorned by a profusion of wild flowers, including bluebells. It is an ideal time for walking, bird watching or simply enjoying the early spring sunshine.
Herm Island now comes into its own with some of the finest beaches in the British Channel Islands. Belvoir Bay has lovely views across the sea to Sark, Alderney and France. Everyone enjoys swimming in the safe, clear water. But take time to find all the other beaches 'off the beaten track'.
Warm amber and gold colours and the appearance of blackberries on the Common mark the autumn months. Perfect for bracing walks rounded off by lunch in front of an open fire at The Mermaid Tavern. The White House Hotel stays open until the end of September. Excellent birdwatching at this time of year.
A boat service to Herm Island from Guernsey continues all year, but is dependent on the weather and runs less frequently. Guests can stay in self catering cottages with open fires and central heating. The Mermaid Tavern and Gift Shops remain open for limited hours. The beach cafes and hotel are closed. Special ferry charters in November and December bring local Channel Island residents from Guernsey to do Christmas shopping.