Lihou Island is a small tidal island that forms the most westerly point of the Bailiwick. At low tide it is connected to the L’Eree headland via a stone causeway. While recorded history for the island began in 933 AD there is evidence of habitation from the Mesolithic era.
Ten years ago the Island and the nearby L'Eree headland were designated as Guernsey's first RAMSAR wetland site and the marine reserve is now home to more than 200 species of seaweed and 150 species of bird.
Opening times for the causeway can be downloaded from this page and are also posted at either end of the causeway, published in the Guernsey Press and announced by BBC Radio Guernsey daily.
The height of the tide may vary due to atmospheric pressure and other weather conditions, so it's recommended that you leave the island at least 20 minutes before the causeway is due to close. The causeway is 570m long (approximately quarter of a mile) and will be wet in places - sturdy footwear is recommended.
Facilities & Amenities
Access - Only possible at very low tide via a tidal causeway (Timetable)