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Visitor Reviews - Seagull Campsite

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Seagull Campsite
Herm Island
Guernsey
Channel Islands   (Browse area)
GY1 3HR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01481 750000

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Pitches: 80
Open: 17th April To 28th September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 4 Reviews
              8/10 from 4 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  No Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dave Pearson 1 review from this member

Seagull Campsite occupies an elevated position on Herm, and - thanks to the clear blue skies during our holiday - we enjoyed views of the sea throughout our stay in Moss Field (a large, generally flat grassy field for those who bring their own tent onto the island). Moss Field is very spacious, but the rest of the site - mostly dedicated to campers who prefer to stay in pre-erected tents - is rather cramped by comparison.

Camp facilities are cleaned regularly. Showers cost 1. 00 / five minutes (take pound coins as the meters don`t accept the Guernsey paper pound). Toilets are plentiful and freezers are available for ice-packs, but in keeping with the 'back-to-basics' ethos of Herm there is no reception, nor camp shop. There are six designated lockers/sockets available for those who wish to charge mobiles/devices, but some selfish campers (black combination lock, this means you!) ignored the 4 hour rule and left their padlocks in place for the 4 day duration of our stay. The communal laundrette has spare sockets, and I was told staff at the Mermaid Tavern will re-charge devices for you.

Herm is delightful with clean safe beaches and a superbly-stocked toyshop and general store. No cars, no newspapers, no stress but (if needed) free Wi-Fi on the public network near the Mermaid Store. Eating (and drinking) out is expensive, so if you prefer self-catering then take your own gas as none is sold on the island. Porterage of luggage is free and the locals are exceptionally friendly. A great family break!

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: GuernseyCamper84 2 reviews from this member

This is the best campsite site on Herm its the only campsite on Herm.

Herm is a car free island, so keep this in mind when you pack your stuff and you have to travel over by boat from Guernsey.

Once you arrive a quad bike will be there to meet you and carry your stuff up to the campsite which is about 15 to 20 minutes from the harbour up a steep hill. Please note the quad bike will only meet you at the harbour on certain sailings a day, so best check before you travel.

Seagull campsite is lovely. There are 5 fields most of which are used for seasonal campers and rentals.

Moss Field is only open to campers with their small tents if the island hasn't a big event on. The only issue with Moss Field its a long walk to the toilet block in the night.

Apart from the wash block the site doesn't offer anything but the island has so much to offer why stay at the campsite if you want to do something? The Island has so much to offer with two outstanding sandy/shelly beaches about 10 minutes walk away down a hill. Shops on the island are down in the village which is 15 min walk down a hill, items are limited so if your stay is long check out Herm Islands website before you travel, as they offer a selection of things they can ship over to the island with a few days notice.

The Staff in the Hotel and pub are really friendly and serve great food, which is great if you want to treat yourself to a nice cooked meal after a hard days work on the beach.

Campsite staff again helpful and friendly.

I think Herm is a lovely little island I could just keep writing about it, but what's the fun in that for you? I cant wait to visit it again in August and September.

Happy Camping!

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kier 4 reviews from this member

This is the only campsite site on Herm - so if you are choosing to camp on Herm (where accommodation is very limited, so camping may be the only option) then you will be staying here.

You cannot take cars on Herm so you have to bring all of your stuff over by hand on the boat. Once you arrive (provided you arrive on one of the 3 camping crossings) a tractor will be there to meet you and carry your stuff up to the campsite which is about 15 minutes from the harbour (longer at low tide).

The site is nice enough. There are number of fields, most of which are very crowded and did not appeal at all. However one field - Moss Field - was huge and almost empty so we gave up our reserved space and camped in Moss Field instead. The advantage of Moss Field - lots of space, very peaceful and sea views. The downside ? A long walk to the toilets and also a long way to carry your stuff as the tractor will not carry it into the field for you. So make your choice on that.

Toilets are OK. Staff fairly helpful - only really saw them for the bag transfer.

There are no other facilities - no swimming pool, but with two gorgeous sandy beaches 10 minutes walk away - why would you want one? No shop either, the only shops on the island (both of them) are down in the village which is 10-15 mins walk away. Stocks are limited so if your stay is long, best bring food with you.

Indeed I was surprised at how big the site is, Herm is a small island and a bit of a hassle to get to (ferry to Guernsey, followed by another boat to Herm, without the car) but despite this is very popular, the site has room for over 100 tents.

Herm itself is beautiful, a little gem. It absorbs the visitors fairly well. The coast round the south is wild a few people go there. In the NE you have the two beaches Shell and Belvoir both of which are beautiful and feel Caribbean when the sun comes out. On the west side is the village and harbour which are also very pretty. In the north is the Common which is quite wild and fairly empty too.

So in conclusion I would recommend Herm and I would recommend this site - personally I would choose Moss field, but that is down to preference.

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ribble 4 reviews from this member

This is a massive campsite, there are 90 pitches many of which are permanent tents (mostly 6-8 berth) We calculated as a conservative estimate there could be 400 people on the site at the peak of season. When we arrived we realised our allocated spot on Moss field was completely unsheltered on 3 sides. Moss field is also the 'play area', an open field on which a group of lads were playing football and probably wouldn't have appreciated a toddler getting in the way!

All your bags are transported to the site by tractor, we were told 7 bags (for 5 of us including tent, stove etc!). Bearing this in mind we put everything in the largest bags we could find! The bags were very heavy and on our return one of the staff said he had never heard of a limit on number of bags.

Since we were not happy with our allocated pitch we asked if we could move, 1st bloke just ignored us and drove off (maybe he didn't hear us over the noise of the tractor, but I don't think so?). So phoned the campsite manager, who helpfully came along looked at his list and implied that they were pretty full, and that it wasn't that windy, but we could have another pitch in the campsite. Second choice of pitch, or indeed any of the numbered pitches, was a vast improvement on Moss field, so we accepted and had a lovely tranquil pitch out of the wind with lovely views. We did however have to move our stuff ourselves as there was no tractor this time round. We then realised that the campsite was deserted, probably only another 6 tents were occupied on the whole site!

There are 6 coin operated showers on site, along with separate toilets for male and female. The washhand basins are small, but the water is very very hot. We never used the showers, so can't comment. There was no soap or towels in the female toilets and they were only cleaned on the day we left, despite there being mud on the floor (but to be fair we never asked for them to be cleaned). There are 4 washing up stations, but most of the fixed tents will have their own washing up facilities. There is also a washing machine and tumble drier and freezer for freeze blocks. We struggled to wash our toddler, until we realised the sink in the washing maching room was vast and used that - however I imagine this was only possible as the site was very quiet and no one noticed.

There is very little to do on the island other than beaches and walks, but you wouldn't come here expecting anything else. We ate in the Mermaid pub and the food was lovely, arrived quickly and they even found takeaway cups for us to take hot tea and milk back to the campsite. The shop on the island was open between 9 and 5 and seemed relatively well stocked and not too expensive given that everything has to be ferried over.

The island itself was lovely and we would definitely consider returning, but probably not camping (unless it was low season and we had a numbered pitch). I think we were expecting something much smaller scale and intimate, the large scale of the campsite is not what we look for when camping and it is this alone that puts us off returning. Next time I think we would remain camping in Guernsey and take a day trip over.


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