This tiny island, the third largest of the Channel Islands, is so close to the UK yet might as well be a thousand miles away from the bustle, hubbub and demand of modern life. The island is 1.5 miles wide and 3.5 miles long, making it possible to walk around it in a day. What will you do when you first arrive on Alderney after pitching your tent or parking your caravan? Feast your eyes on the gentle views, pour yourself a drink, feel inordinately smug that you had the foresight to book your camping holiday in such a fantastic place this year and (cue deep inhalation at this point)....relax....
Alderney is famous for wild flowers, the tranquility of its green spaces, its remarkable bird life, its miles of soft golden sands (in spite of its size the island has no less than seven - seven! - fantastic not- a-care-in-the-world beaches) and glowing crescent bays. Alderney's 5000 year human history is there for the discovery. Of course, if your one of those who can't keep still (I include myself in this bracket!) walking, cycling, sailing and fishing are all fantastic on the island - or why not try all four? The island is reknowned for its seafood eateries, so foodies can enjoy a gastronomic recharge here on the island too. Alderney really does have something for everyone; with its intimate freedom, Alderney is so very different from anywhere else and yet you don't have to travel the earth to get there.
And, although holidays on Aldernay are rewarding all year round, to see the island really coming to life visit during Alderney Week, this year from 2-10th August, when a bumper programme of fun events and parties take place on the island. This year the theme is 'Treasure Island' - pirates, one-eyed villains, feisty sea dogs, wenches, ship mates, parrots and of course, treasure...all manner of daft, laid back island festival fun will be had.
Here you will find campsites on Alderney from which you will be able to explore this wonderful island.