CHANNEL ISLANDS

The Channel Islands are made up of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. Located just off the Normandy coast, they are a short sail from the UK and mainland Europe, the islands offer almost 120 miles of stunning and varied coastline. Known for mild winters, warm summers and long hours of sunshine make them ideal year-round destinations.

Discover Jersey

The biggest of the Channel Islands, with incredible scenery – Jersey’s high cliffs on the north coast are not to be missed, along with the many caves and rocky inlets waiting to be explored. St Brelade’s is a very English resort, with a sweeping yellow sand beach lined with palm trees and pellucid clear blue waters lapping the beach. It is a real sun trap and the shallow waters make it the perfect spot for all kinds of water sports. St. Aubin's Bay runs 5km along the south of the island and attracts lots of visitors. There is a seawater swimming pool at one end that is very popular but the centre of the beach is much quieter. It’s another place that is great for water sports – from swimming to paddle boarding and windsurfing.

Although only half the size of Jersey, Guernsey contains almost as many great reasons to visit as its larger neighbour. The spectacular cliffs on the south coast rise more than 270 feet and are a big tourist draw, as are the island's numerous restaurants.

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Jersey in the Channel Islands

Uncovering Guernsey

Guernsey offers a beautiful, flawless, unexpected, and diverse destination that invites you to immerse yourself in it. A day is never enough and people often rearrange their itineraries to stay for longer. (It’s so wonderful here, some people never leave!) For history lovers, Guernsey’s turbulent past from medieval times to the Second World War makes it rich in unusual defensive architecture. A charter yacht is a great way to get an invader’s eye view of these distinct fortresses that defend every approach to the island.

Alderney – the Channel Island’s hidden gem

Known for its laid-back pace, it offers a warm welcome and peace and quiet – perfect for a break from the busy larger islands. Alderney’s beaches are offer white sands and amazing views. Particular Oyster favourites include Arch Bay, Braye Bay and Clonque – all perfect if you are looking for somewhere to relax and unwind in the sun.

The best time for sailing charters in the Channel Islands

Over the year, the temperature varies from 9°C to 22°C, rarely falling below 5°C or rising above 27°C. The best time of year to take a luxury Oyster yacht charter in the Channel Islands is from mid-June to early October

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