The Island - Welcome to Alderney
The northernmost of the inhabited Channel Islands, Alderney is a spectacular remote island and a well-kept secret between those who have come to know and love it. Steeped in natural beauty and fascinating history, here you can truly escape and enjoy some quality time in the great outdoors.
Only three miles long and one and a half wide, Alderney has a whole lot of character for an island this small. From its glorious stretches of white-gold beaches to the quaint independent shops in the town centre, this is a place where time moves a little bit slower and where you’re invited to revel in the simple pleasures of life.
Let your imagination run wild as you explore the untouched historical forts and spend an afternoon kayaking around the island before a beach barbecue of freshly caught lobster back on shore. From roasting marshmallows on the beach and cycling along the seaside to boarding private tug boat rides to France, here you can submerge yourself in all that island life has to offer.
- Alderney is northernmost of the inhabited Channel Islands
- There are approximately 2020 people living on the island
The locals of the island are known as ‘lapins’
- Saint Anne is the main town and is known by locals as ‘La Ville’
- Alderney is home to several Victorian-Era and World War II forts making it one of the most fortified places in the world
- Here you can find the famous Blonde Hedgehog, rarely found anywhere else in Europe
- The island is close neighbours with France and is located only 12 miles from Normandy