A tiny island straight out of an Enid Blyton book, with masses of wild flowers and the famous White Shell Beach, Herm is just a 20-minute boat ride from Guernsey.
At just 1.5 miles long you can walk around the whole, beautiful perimeter – visiting all Herm’s tranquil, picturesque beaches – in around two hours. Between May and July, watch out for nesting Puffins on an island which has regularly won a Britain in Bloom Gold award.
Like Sark, Herm is a car-free island, so children can roam freely and safely. The beaches are idyllic, with white sand and turquoise waters. Why not hire a kayak, or take part in a guided kayaking tour, or try your hand at fishing? Tours run throughout the season, offering a Guided Garden tour and an Annette Henry Island tour – finding out all about the islands legends and ghostly sightings.
There is also the wonderful, voluntary Herm fire service which operates a tractor-hauled fire tender – you’ve never seen a fire station quite like this! Various events throughout the year, including a real ale and cider festival, Herm fun run, yoga retreats and wine tasting weekends.