Seymour Tower low water long view

Seymour Tower

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Join an expert guide for a once-in-a-lifetime experience staying overnight, two miles offshore. Completely surrounded by sea twice a day, Seymour Tower offers a fantastic base for exploring Jersey’s marine wilderness at low tide

Seymour Tower tide out aerial
Pricing from £ 400 PP per night
  • Sleeps 7
  • Self catering
  • Guided experience
  • Basic coastal accommodation

Accommodating up to seven people plus your guide, Seymour Tower stands on a rocky outcrop off the south-east tip of Jersey’s National Park in an internationally recognised RAMSAR (Wetlands of International Importance) site. Completely surrounded by sea twice a day, it’s perfect for anyone looking for an outdoor adventure.

Spread over two floors, with cooking facilities and wood-burning stove on the ground floor and the bunk room on the upper floor, the Tower has a basic chemical toilet. There are six bunks in the upper room for which we recommend you bring sleeping bags and pillows. There is a separate room for your guide on the ground level. Whilst the facilities are basic, there is solar power for lighting and the fridge, and gas for the cooker. Seymour Tower has no running water, but drinking water is provided, along with logs for the wood-burning stove.

Guests are required to carry all their food, clothes and sleeping bags out to the Tower. In addition, all waste (including bagged toilet waste) will need to be brought back and disposed of onshore. Each group staying at Seymour Tower has their own personal guide who stays with you throughout and arranges the best access times.

Please note, Seymour Tower is only available to rent when the tide and weather allow safe and manageable access. We recommend you speak to our Heritage Lets team before booking your stay to discuss access times and guide arrangements.

Seymour Tower exterior

History

Discover the history of this tower out at sea

Seymour Tower was built in 1782 on the rocky outcrop, almost two miles off the south-east coast of Jersey

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How many does this property sleep?

Seymour Tower sleeps up to seven guests in one large bunk room plus a separate area for a guide. You will need to bring your own bed linen and sleeping bags.

Can I hire the property for one night?

Yes, most guests only hire the Tower for one night. At the time of booking, you will be advised on the tide and when the Tower is accessible.

How do I collect the keys and how do I access the Tower?

On the day of booking, your guide will collect a safety bag from Jersey Museum, which includes the keys to the Tower along with a first-aid kit and some essential items.  Access times are very dependent on the tides. Your guide will advise you on your meeting point and time prior to your booking. We also suggest booking your travel times around the low tide to ensure you are able to get to shore.

Does the property have parking and can you drive there?

No, the Tower is only accessible by foot on a low tide. Guests will often have to walk through gullies and rock pools to access the Tower. There is public parking next to the guide meeting point.

What are the bathroom facilities?

There is one chemical toilet in the Tower. Rainwater is used for washing and brushing teeth but all drinking water must be taken with you. All waste (including bagged toilet waste) will need to be brought back and disposed of onshore.

What heating does the property have and does it have a fire?

Seymour Tower has a wood-burning stove, which heats the property.

Can I invite friends to the Tower?

Only those listed on the booking form are allowed to stay or visit the Tower. Due to the short time the Tower is accessible, no additional guests are allowed to visit the Tower.

Are dogs allowed to stay in the property?

No dogs are allowed to stay at the property.

Is there a private outdoor space?

There is a battery at the base of the Tower, as well as the roof, which can be accessed easily.

My friend is a Seymour guide, can they take me to the Tower?

Yes, often people know a guide who is willing to take them on an overnight stay at the Tower.

Is the Tower suitable for children?

No, small children cannot stay at the Tower.

Does Jersey Heritage arrange the guide?

Yes, once you have enquired about a date, we will find a guide to suit your dates.

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