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Island of Alderney Profile

Alderney is the third largest of the Channel Islands, lies just 8 miles off the Normandy coast of France and is the nearest to the mainland of Britain. This charming oasis has managed to enjoy an enviable laid-back lifestyle and unique quality of life.

The island is outside the EU.  It has its own independent judiciary, a stable government and boasts a healthy, well balanced economy generated by its fledging offshore industry, its rapidly growing e-commerce sector and its traditional tourism and fishing industries.

Alderney is just 3.5 miles long and 1.5 miles at its widest point. The island’s permanent population of 2,400 people is composed of indigenous islanders and British as well as cosmopolitan settlers who have found it easy to integrate in to this small society of friendly, welcoming and interesting people.

The island has a lot to offer including a quiet, relaxing life style and beautiful surroundings. The island has a small airport handling over 80,000 passengers a year arriving by both charter and scheduled flights from Guernsey, Jersey, Southampton, Bournemouth other UK airports and the Continent.

Braye Harbour, the gateway to the Channel Islands and France, accommodates passenger ferries and freight/cargo vessels. The island is a popular first port of call which welcomes thousands of yachtsmen from all over Europe every year.

Leisure interests are well catered for with up to 30 clubs and societies. The island has a scenic, professionally maintained golf course and offers some of the finest sea fishing in the area.

For more information visit www.alderney.gov.gg
 

Recommended

Cafés and Restaurant
  • Braye Beach Hotel Restaurant Tel 824300
  • The Moorings Boathouse Brasserie Tel 822421
  • The First & Last Tel 823162
  • Nellie Gray’s Indian Cuisine Tel 823333
  • Bumps Eating House Tel 823197
Shopping
  • Le Cocq’s Stores Tel 824646
  • Anchors Tel 824333
  • Stop2Shop Tel 823040
  • Boardmans Pharmacy Tel 822126
Things to do/visit
  • Blonde hedgehogs
  • Water Sports including surfing, sailing and snorkeling
  • Bowls (indoor and outdoor)
  • Horse riding

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