Visiting the Island
The only way to visit Steep Holm is on organised trips run for the Trust by Bay Island Voyages.
Occasional day trips operate between Spring and Autumn and are largely dependent upon the forecast weather conditions. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome, but it is vital to book in advance to secure a place. Trips, particularly on summer weekends, fill rapidly, and leaving booking until close to the date you would like often results in disappointment. As our visits are also tide-dependent, a typical day on Steep Holm is around 12 hours from departure to return to the mainland.
Important Conditions and Restrictions here. Please read carefully
Currently most departures are from Knightstone Causeway, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2AD. There are also some opportunities to depart from Cardiff at Lower Board Walk, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5BZ.
Check with Bay Island Voyages the day before you visit. Do not assume that if it is a warm sunny day the trip will automatically go ahead. Checking the status before you leave home will save a wasted journey.
All trips depend on the weather conditions and anticipated return times are for departure from the island and may vary according to conditions on the day.
Parking in Weston: Click here for more information
What should I take? Click here for more information
What will I find there? Click here for more information
Facilities: Click here for more information
Safe and Sound: Read more here
Map of the Island
This map of the island is by Rosie Smith from the book Steep Holm Diary available from the trust shop.