Our Island

With no crowds, no queues and no traffic jams our small island is often described as the ‘hidden gem of the Channel Islands’ and offers a warm, peaceful and relaxing escape for you to enjoy.

There is no other place in the world like Alderney. It’s a friendly island with an easy pace of life, where children can still roam free. 

Whether you are discovering Alderney for the first time or returning to our island paradise, Alderney has something to offer for everyone. 

A Hidden Gem

At just one and a half miles wide and three and a half miles long, you are never far from the charming town centre of St. Anne or our beautiful coastline. You can walk the stunning cliff paths, enjoy our quiet, uncrowded sandy beaches or tuck into our local produce. Go bird-watching, rock pooling or explore our history.  Be entertained by a wide variety of events or simply enjoy a night of star-gazing under our truly dark skies.  

Explore Nature

Alderney may be a small island but the diverse landscape is one of its greatest assets and the wildlife and habitats that flourish here make it a truly fascinating place to visit whatever the season.

If you love wildlife, you’ll love Alderney!

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Alderney’s unique position between the Normandy coast and England has shaped its history and at just 3.5 by 1.5 miles, wherever you are on the island you don't have to travel far to find the past. From World War II bunkers to ancient burial grounds, forts and an Iron Age pottery - it's all here waiting to be discovered. 

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Enjoy our beautiful uncrowded beaches. From the white sands of Saye and Braye to the rockpools of Clonque, Alderney’s beaches are all waiting to be discovered.

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To us, our island is our life

We are a small and friendly island community who all love living on this little rock called Alderney. We endeavour to protect and preserve the flora and fauna, respect the sea life that surrounds us, and value the rich history that defines us. Our life here is slow, relaxed and peaceful. It’s a place like no other and we invite you with open arms to enjoy and experience our island, just as we do.

Discover island life

Alderney is a magical island. Very friendly people, beautiful walks, great eating places. Perfect for a quiet restful holiday!

Penny Caird Alderney outline