Day & Overnight Stays at Seymour Tower
The dates of all our walks on the seabed to Seymour Tower are listed here.
We can arrange both day and overnight stays at Seymour Tower.
Seymour Tower has undergone refurbishment by Jersey Heritage Trust as a short stay let. It sleeps seven guests plus the guide in bunk beds, has cooking facilities, a toilet and an electric supply. The tower can only be used with reservation.
Seymour Tower is Jersey’s version of a mountain hut. Approximately 1 mile from shore, it is accessible on foot at most low tides (see below for kayak trips). Instead of mountain views, enjoy the beauty and remoteness of this extraordinary place, surrounded by the ocean twice a day.
Accompanied by a local guide – who remains with you throughout your stay – you can discover and learn about this fantastic area or enjoy the opportunity to chill out at one of Jersey’s most unusual places to stay.
History of Seymour Tower
The tower lies within the internationally recognised Ramsar wetlands site of Jersey’s southeast coast. It was built in 1782 as a guard tower against French attacks. Read more about the history of Seymour Tower here.
The roof offers a fantastic panorama. On a good day, you can see Chausey (France), Les Minquiers, Les Écréhous and even the spires of Coutance Cathedral. Looking west, you see Noirmont Point. Not to forget: the sunrise is something worth getting up for!
The Rising Tides
During your stay, watch in safety from the parapet of Seymour Tower as the incoming tide rises by up to 3 inches/8 cm per minute as it rushes through the gullies. Watch our video of this happening on our Video/photo page.
Between the tides. A day on Seymour Tower
Our organised day stays are ideal for people who may not wish – or don’t have the time – to spend 24 hours at Seymour Tower.
We have access to the tower, which has been converted into a “Jersey stone tent”, well-appointed to rustle up a cooked breakfast after the early morning walk or a tasty lunch after exploring the rocks and sandbars surrounding the tower. You may want to gather your lunch from the surrounding rocks and waters. However, to be safe, it is best to pack basic supplies if your marine forage is not so successful!
You can safely sunbathe on the parapet whilst the waves lap over the steps and beach.
Enjoy the peacefulness of the area, the remoteness, and the elements in a unique way.
Please call or email.
Individual bookings: Day stays of 12 hours. Please get in touch with us to discuss this.
Private day/group bookings of Seymour Tower. Contact us for dates. Group/private bookings of the tower can be arranged for sole use: £400 (Maximum of 8 guests).
To book: Email or call 07797853033
Note: To ensure your safety and enjoyment, you must be accompanied by an accredited Seymour Tower guide. Further information is supplied when you book. Facilities inside Seymour Tower.
Overnight stays in Seymour Tower
An overnight stay at Seymour Tower will give you the full experience of staying in this beautiful location. Many visitors have compared the visit to sailing on a stone ship –with the advantage that it doesn’t pitch and roll. View a 360° panorama: from Les Minquiers to Noirmont Point, along the coast to St Catherine’s Breakwater and the Normandy coast – and gannets diving in the east.
The tower sleeps seven people in bunk beds and has cooking facilities, a toilet and an electric supply. You must be accompanied by an accredited guide (occupying bed no 8).
Walk across with your food and sleeping bags at low tide and return the next day.
Price: For up to 7 people per night (accompanied by a guide) £400.
Dates: Reservation is required because access to the tower is subject to tides. Call to discuss possible dates.
Sleeping bags can be hired for £5 per person.
To book: Email or call 07797853033
Individual rates for overnight stays at Seymour Tower
Not everyone knows six friends who want (or are able) to stay overnight at Seymour Tower.
This option makes the stay more like when you arrive at a mountain refuge or Youth hostel. Be prepared to meet other people and share tasks.
Call us as we may be able to make up a group on other dates.
Dates: Contact us for dates.
Cost: This will depend on how many people we can arrange to join you.
Dates: Call 07797853033 or Email for dates.
Overnight at Seymour Tower. Travel across by kayak
Drift through the gutters and gullies as the rising tide sweeps us along towards Seymour Tower. Imagine moving along a river, where the bank is a mass of rocks covered with abundant marine life.
Drop a line overboard and try to catch your evening meal. However, in case you don’t get any bites, we recommend you pack some food supplies for your stay!
Learn about our coastal environment and the rich maritime heritage. After dropping your belongings at the tower, we will explore the area by sea kayak.
Paddle back the next day with a new perspective of Jersey.
All kayaking equipment is provided including wetsuits. We have user-friendly sit-on-top sea kayaks and modern sit-inside sea kayaks designed to get you paddling quickly. No previous experience is needed. You always paddle with a qualified kayak instructor from Jersey Kayak Adventures.
Hire of the tower for an overnight stay: For up to 7 people per night (incl. guide) £400. Sleeping bags can be hired for £5 per person.
For more details about our island-wide kayaking tours, click here.
Facilities inside Seymour Tower
For more information about the facilities inside Seymour Tower, click here.
For safety reasons, it is a requirement that everyone staying at Seymour tower completes a booking form and signs an acceptance of risk. This must be completed and received by our office before the day of the trip. Failure to do so will result in your booking being cancelled.
Alcohol is to be consumed in moderation. The guide may request that alcohol be left onshore if they believe the amount about to be taken is excessive.
Clients are expected to pack in and pack out all their rubbish.