Herm Island is the smallest of the Channel Islands at just a mile and a half long and half a mile wide and lies only three miles from the coast of Guernsey. The only way to get here is by boat and, with no cars and no crowds, Herm is the ideal cruising destination for anyone wanting to get away from it all.
The north end of the island is characterised by beautiful beaches with soft white sand and clear blue water while the south coast is home to high cliffs with great views. The hub of island life is around Herm Harbour where you will find some lovely places to eat and drink.
Nearby harbours include St Peter Port and Beaucette to the west on the island of Guernsey and the island of Sark to the east.
Herm Harbour is a drying harbour with a number of options for mooring. Inside the harbour keel boats can dry out against the wall. There is a sandy beach to the north of the harbour where many visiting yachts dry out with ground chains for securing fore and aft. There are also six red public buoys outside the harbour but beware of rocks when drying out. Water, toilets and showers are available here.
Belvoir Bay Anchorage is sheltered from the west with good holding on sand. Access is easy when approached from the east.
Rosière Steps Anchorage has good holding on sand. Buoys are for local boats only and keep clear of ferries. The best approach is from the Big Russell via Percée Passage.
Shell Bay Anchorage is sheltered from the west with good holding on sand. Access is straightforward when approached from the east.