Channel Islands

Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm Island plus smaller uninhabited islands Jethou, Brecqhou and Lihou, the islets called the Minquiers, Écréhous, Les Dirouilles and Les Pierres de Lecq, Burhou and the Casquets make up the Channel Islands.

The Channel Islands have a warm, temperate climate and are a great place to go on a family holiday. Most of the islands have some great sandy beaches suitable for families and picturesque coast lines which are great for coastal walks. The Channel Islands have a great choice of restaurants and seafood restaurants with freshly caught fish and are very popular with tourists.

Must See and Do Tourist Attractions on the Channel Islands

The Corbiere Lighthouse in St Brelade, Elizabeth Castle in St Helier, Plemont Bay on Jersey, the German Occupation Museum on Guernsey, Castle Cornet on Guernsey, Mont Orgueil Castle in St Martin and the Durrell Wildlife Park in Trinity are recommended for visitors of any age.

Family Days out on the Channel Islands

Due to the location, the Channel Islands are the perfect destination for family holidays. The safe beaches and the beautiful scenery impress visitors of every age. You can make boat tours, cycling, walking tours or day trips within the Channel Islands. Especially the Amaizin Maze at La Hougue Farm in St Peter is suitable for families with young children.

Sport on the Channel Islands

Each year, there is an inter-island football match (called Muratti) which is quite popular among spectators.
Cricket is also a major sport of the Channel Islands. Traditionally, Channel Island sportspeople also take part in the Island Games and the Commonwealth Games.

Shopping on the Channel Islands

There are plenty of shops all over the Channel Islands, but the most popular shopping destination is St. Helier on Jersey. There is also Morrisons Superstore La Vallee Des Vaux, a very large supermarket.

You can shop VAT free on the Channel Islands.

Nightlife on the Channel Islands

There are a few nightclubs and bars located on Jersey and Guernsey. Jersey has for example the Liquid & Envy, Watersplash and Platinum, while Guernsey invites you into The Albion House Tavern, The Red Onion, Rogues and Les Folies d’Amour.

Transport on the Channel Islands

There are high speed catamarans operating between the Channel Islands and Weymouth and Poole in the UK. A regular ferry offers transport to Portsmouth and Normandy.

Guernsey and Jersey both have airports to get you to and from the Channel Islands.

Guernsey Airport (GCI) is served by Air Berlin, Aurigny Air Services, Blue Islands, Flybe and VLM for Cityjet.

Jersey Airport (JER) is served by:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Berlin
  • Aurigny Air Services
  • Blue Islands
  • Bmibaby
  • British Airways
  • CityJet
  • EasyJet
  • Flybe
  • Lufthansa
  • Manx2
  • Sata Internacional