Lihou is a small island situated just off the west coast of Guernsey and accessed by a causeway at low tide for about two weeks every month. Lihou island has had a facinating and varied history as well as having interesting wildlife, both above and below the high water mark.
In 1995 the States of Guernsey bought Lihou Island and house to guarantee the people of Guernsey and visitors alike, access to this beautiful and inspiring island. The general public are welcome to visit the island when the causeway is open. The Environment Department of the States of Guernsey are responsible for the island whilst The Lihou Charitable Trust are responsible for the house and its grounds.
The house and its facilities are orientated towards youth and school groups but also accommodates adult gatherings for any purpose from workshops to parties. The Trust has a 'Robin Hood' scale of charges that benefit the young. These charges are kept as low as possible and are available on the prices page.
Lihou Island is a fantastic location enabling residents to enjoy the peace and tranquility that can be sadly absent from modern life. There is no television or music system in the house but there are encapsulating views that are ever changing with the weather, light and tides. Lihou is a very important nesting and roosting habbitat for gulls and waders as well as migrating visitors and as such any planned activity on the Island must take this into consideration.
The house is available to anyone who wishes to book it. However due to unfortunate past experiences we do not cater for 18th, 21st birthday or stag parties. Some activities such as archery, abseiling and climbing may be booked at an extra cost and subject to the availability of the warden and weather etc.
The house is now very busy and as such it is advisable to book for a specific date well in advance. Since the house opened to guests it has accomodated over 10,000 people, nearly all of whom are local.
The Lihou Charitable Trust is a Guernsey Registered Charity CH178 and also a member of the Guernsey Association of Charities No. 265. The Bailiff of Guernsey, Richard Collas is the Patron.
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Please refer to causeway times before visiting the Island. Attempting to cross when the water is covering any part of the causeway is ill advised as the tide flows very quickly.