The group consists of Jersey and Guernsey, two or three smaller islands – Alderney, Sark and Herm – and various tiny islets of rock or sea-crags.
Jersey is the largest island covering 45 square miles and the most southerly. It is renowned for its mild winters and long hot summer days.The main towns are St. Helier, and St. Aubin.
Guernsey is the second largest island and together with the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England.Today, Guernsey is a delightfully cosmopolitan destination particularly loved by beach and watersports enthusiasts.
Alderney is the most northerly and third largest of the islands but is only three and a half miles long and one and a half miles wide the ideal location if you want to get away from the usual tourist attractions and have a quiet holiday.Sark is only nine miles southeast of Guernsey. There is no airport; nor are there any cars. Visitors travel by foot or bicycle. Although only two square miles in area, Sark enjoys almost 40 miles of picturesque coastline with many bays and coves, caves and deep crystal pools with deserted beaches. Herm is just a 20-minute boat ride away from Guernseys capital; St. Peter Port. With very few rooms for overnight guests, most visitors come for a day trip from Guernsey to spend a quiet, relaxing days at the beach.
Short Breaks Channel Islands
The channel Islands are a popular short break destination from the UK. With flights from local airports in the UK to Jersey and Guernsey as well as ferry crossings it makes the channel islands a good choice for a weekend break. Drive your own car over on the ferry or fly to Jersey and rent a car at Jersey airport. For a quotation for holiday car hire in Jersey or Guernsey please call 0844 811 2550 or email us
Weather in the Channel Islands
During the main holiday season, from May to September temperatures average 20-21C (68-70F). These months give an average of 200 and 260 hours of sunshine. Rainfall is mainly during the cooler months. The sea is 17C (63F) on average during the summer.
Events in the Channel Islands
The Channel Islands have a huge variety of annual festivals and events. For information on upcoming festivals and events please go to the Islands websites.
Goeasy travel in Berkshire are an Independent travel agent offering advice on booking a short break or holiday to the Channel islands. To receive a quote on a holiday to Jersey or Guernsey complete our Holiday Planner or by telephone 0844 811 2550
Country Channel Islands, UK
Languages spoken English
Currency Sterling, GB Pound
Visa requirements British Citizens and Citizens of the Irish Republic do not require passports or entry visas for travel between their respective countries and Jersey- they will require passports for trips to France. Other EU citizens require only their ID cards for travel to Jersey. Citizens from non-EU countries will need a passport and should check before travelling to the Island if a visa is required
Channel Islands tourist board To find out more about the channel islands you can contact one of our friendly travel agents at goeasy travel by calling 0844 811 2550 or for a great source of information on the Channel Islands go to the Islands Tourist Authority for the relevant island