See Herm’s Beaches
Unbeknownst to many, Herm’s beaches are some of the finest in the Channel Islands. We’ve put together a guide to help you dip your toes in the waters.
Shell Beach is the most famous of Herm’s beaches and stretches almost three quarters of a mile. The beach is named due to the tiny shells washing up on the shore due to the island’s location in the gulf stream. Rock pooling is a great pastime for children of all ages, and this beach certainly doesn’t disappoint at low tide. A well stocked cafe provides refreshments throughout the day.
Just on from Shell Beach is the popular cove of Belvoir Bay, a real sun trap even on windy days. This is an ideal location for snorkeling and swimming with younger children, due to its sheltered location. Great views can be enjoyed of Sark and Jethou from the beach.
Fisherman’s Beach is one of Herm’s beaches in close proximity to The White House Hotel, The Mermaid Tavern, and the gift shops, so nothing is more than a few minutes’ walk away. Rock pools and soft sand, along with its fabulous location, make it ideal for the less mobile or those with younger children.
Hotel Beach is, as its name suggests, the closest to The White House Hotel. The harbor wall acts as a natural windbreak, and is another one ideal for rock pooling.
Bears Beach is often overlooked by many visitors to Herm, making it ideal for beach lovers seeking seclusion. Uninterrupted views of Guernsey can be enjoyed behind its natural rocky windbreak.
For total peace and quiet, Oyster Point cannot be beaten, with just the seagulls for company.