Please note that we are currently full over the summer for 2020. We still have availabilty for September onwards, please use the availabilty & booking section above.
Bookings for 2021 will be available from 9am on the 1st of August 2020 for Friends of Lihou ONLY - All others can book from the 1st of September.
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 fascinating and varied history as well as having interesting wildlife, both above and below the high water mark.
The States of Guernsey bought Lihou Island in 1995 to guarantee access for the people of Guernsey and visitors alike. 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. The Trust has a 'Robin Hood' scale of charges that benefit the young. These charges are kept as low as possible.
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 engaging views that are ever changing with the weather, light and tides.
Lihou is a very important nesting and roosting habitat 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 and so on.
Access to the island is across a causeway. This is often a wet, slippery and uneven surface. The causeway is constructed of different materialism, with a mix of cobbles, shale, gravel and larger bolders. There is often a build-up of seaweed at the Lihou island side which can make traversing the causeway particularly difficult. Anyone with a physical impairment should be aware of these factors and make a decision as to whether they feel is safe and appropriate to attempt to cross to the island. Unfortunately we cannot offer any vehicle assistance to access the island.