Les Ecrehous (pronounced Ek-ra-hoes) is a wonderful little hidden gem in between Jersey in the Channel Islands and France. Jersey is the owner of this smattering of tiny islands and rocks even though it is a little closer to France.
I was lucky enough to be taken to Les Ecrehous because my husbands sister lives in Jersey and her partner has a boat, so he kindly took us out there one Sunday morning for a look around this wonderful and unique place, I was very aware not many people get the opportunity to visit this place and I felt really lucky to be visiting Les Ecrehous.
It took around 40 minutes by boat from Jersey but Jersey Seafaris can get you there in 15 minutes on their super fast boats. My husband did one of their tours for his stag do and from all accounts it was a hoot!
Les Ecrehous is a pretty special because at low tide you can walk in between the small islands and walk up to the houses, during high tide you can forget about doing this so we were very lucky to go there bang on low tide so we had a good look around. There is usually seals lazing around the rocks but we were unlucky this time in seeing them, it is also common to see dolphins on the way out there. The houses are privately owned and some are available to rent but from what I gather it is not easy. There are no permanent residents and no fresh water so if you go there you have to be very prepared.
After a look around the houses we went for a dip in the sea, it was fresh! But such a great way to start the day, we finished the trip to Les Ecrehous with croissants (how French of us) and coffee.
If you are in Jersey or you ever get the opportunity go to Les Ecrehous you have got to see this place! It is a one of a kind. If you want some more information check out wikipedia .