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Island Life

Alderney, the third largest of the Channel Islands, lies just 8 miles off the Normandy coast of France, and is the nearest to the mainland of Britain. The island has owed allegiance to the English Crown for over 900 years.

Alderney is some five kilometers (3.5 mi) long and three kilometers (1.5 mi) at its widest point, with a population of 2,013. The capital, the small town of St Anne, is the shopping centre catering for most modern-day needs. There is a wide variety of excellent restaurants giving good value for money.

Amongst its many qualities Alderney is a relaxed, safe and friendly island with a great deal to offer, including a quiet, stable way of life amidst beautiful surroundings and enjoying a generally warmer climate than that of the UK

Alderney is twinned with the Normandy village of Beaumont-Hague which is just across the Channel.

Leisure interests are well catered for with over forty clubs and societies and there is always something going on.

Alderney has a professionally maintained 9-hole golf course and some of the finest sea-fishing in the Channel Islands. Sailing, surf-boarding, tennis and squash are all popular.

The majority of Christian denominations are catered for on the island.

For more information about Island Life, take a look at the Visit Alderney website.