Choose the Channel Islands
For an island that is just three and-a-half-miles long and a mile-and-a-half wide you'll be amazed at what Alderney has packed inside its charming and beautiful shores
Whether you arrive by one of the small propeller
planes that regularly service the island, or for the more adventurous, charter
your way there under your own sails, the first thing you’ll notice is that the
pace of life instantly slows the minute you set foot back on terra firma.
To say that Alderney is one of the most relaxing and
welcoming places in the Channel Islands is beyond an understatement, in fact
it’s an ethos that runs throughout every aspect of island life. And while there
is plenty to pack in here, there is always plenty of time.
For golfers, Alderney has it’s own course that would
rival any links in the world with its breathtaking views of the local bays and
out towards the English Channel and French coast.
While there are only nine greens, alternate tees make
for a different challenge on the back nine leaving you ample opportunity to
soak up the vistas for a very welcome second time.
For golfers, Alderney has it’s own course that would rival any links in the world with its breathtaking views of the local bays out towards the English Channel and French coast.
Alderney Golf Club runs a number of open competitions
throughout the year, including the Men’s and Ladies Championships in June with
the seniors’ event being staged in September.
However, if you are visiting with friends who believe
in Mark Twain’s adage; “Golf is a good walk spoilt”, more than 50 miles of
footpaths take you on a tour of the coastline and crisscross the island,
leaving you to explore a countryside brimming with flora and fauna.
In fact the entire island is easily accessible by foot
and once you have taken in some of the most prominent landmarks and historical
points of interest, a well-earned trip to St Anne – the island’s focal point
and only town – is in order where you can relax in one of the many bustling
cafes and bars.
Made up of cobbled streets, pretty pastel-coloured
Georgian houses with bright window boxes and oozing a seaside ambience, whiling
away the days with VAT free shopping in the town’s boutique stores will only
give way to finding that perfect restaurant where you can indulge yourself in
Alderney’s vast seafood gastronomy.
As a place that is blessed with more than 2,000 hours
of sunshine a year, the weather is rarely an obstacle that will stand in the
way of repeating your perfect day time and again, all you are left to is decide
of when you will make your first acquaintance with Alderney.