About the Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are a beautiful archipelago, each with their own unique character.

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of our capitals, Jersey’s St Helier and Guernsey’s St Peter Port, or head to the smaller islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm, which ooze old world charm.

A walker’s paradise, the islands offer miles of stunning coastline routes to explore as well as rural hamlets. Feel the sand between your toes and the fresh sea breeze in your hair on our beautiful beaches, where our rock pools teem with marine life and our glorious golden sands are washed by the tides each day.

With exceptional eateries which serve up the freshest seafood, caught and served up within hours, and our world-class produce, including Jersey Royals and Guernsey tomatoes, the Islands are a real culinary treat for food lovers. One of the most important days in our calendar is Liberation Day, on 9 May, when Jersey and Guernsey celebrate freedom from five long years of German Occupation. The Islands were built on their relationship with the sea and this year we’re celebrating our maritime heritage.

With our award-winning beaches and unique history, coastal castles and iconic produce, the Islands offer the ideal break, just a short 30-minute hop from the UK.

The Channel Islands are officially the sunniest place in the British Isles so what are you waiting for?

Whether you escape to Jersey or uncover all the great things that happen in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, book your break today.


Just off the Normandy coast, the Channel Islands, comprising Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm are a short hop away from Britain and mainland Europe. Their mild winters, warm summers and long hours of sunshine make them ideal year-round destinations. Click on the links below to find out more about each island!