Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree: How to reach Cerulean Coast’s south island

Taking a trip under the sea

How to reach Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree’s Cerulean Coast island seems like a complicated task, but the answer is more straightforward than you might think. It’s a small, unassuming place, but if you’re after every new piece of Elden Ring armor, it’s definitely worth a visit.

This Elden Ring guide explains how to reach Cerulean Coast’s southwest island and what you can expect to find once you get there.

If you’re after more help, head over to our Shadow of the Erdtree guide hub for tips on tough battles, including the Bayle fight, and how to duplicate the Remembrances you earn.

Elden Ring: How to reach Cerulean Coast’s south island

A map image showing how to reach the Cerulean Coast's southern island
Just a hop away from the nearby Site of Grace / FromSoftware/GLHF

Head to the Cerulean Coast West Site of Grace. If you just arrived in the region via the tunnel that splits from the Castle Ensis shortcut, it’s a straight shot west from the first Site of Grace you encounter. Avoid the lightning orbs you meet along the way, and activate the grace point.

If you want this particular Shadow of the Erdtree map fragment, follow the southern coastline around until you reach the stele with the map on it. 

Either way, your next location is here, near the giant, gnarled tree – or, more specifically, under it. To the west of the tree is a small path leading down to an easily missed gash in the ground. 

If you do venture up to the tree itself, there’s a creepy little poison-spewing grave guardian waiting for you. Deal with it – from a distance, if possible – and grab the Grave-Keeper’s Cookbook from the corpse near the tree.

A map image pointing out a hidden cave in Shadow of the Erdtree
Easy to miss if the tree has your focus / FromSoftware/GLHF

Anyway, back to the cave. Carefully drop down onto the ledges, so you don’t end up dead, and then take the final plunge to the bottom. The east path leads you through a tunnel of exploding ghost worms and drops you out on top of a mausoleum, where you’ll find one Great Glovewort – very handy if you need to max out a Spirit Ash summon.

The west path opens onto a small cavern where a giant lobster surprise is waiting. Feel free to ignore it and carry on, if you don’t fancy a fight. The item shining on the ground is just a bundle of crab eggs.

The tunnel continues for a bit further and then lets you out on the island’s beach. Several giant crabs stalk the shores, though you can outrun them on Torrent. Fight or ignore the ghost worms as well, and then make your way to the Northern Nameless Mausoleum. Inside is another humanoid boss, and she drops the Dancer equipment and sword.

If you're looking for more adventure, check out our Finger Ruins guide, and don't forget to find Scadutree Fragments to bump up your Scadutree Blessing for the challenges ahead.

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Josh Broadwell