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Alderney camping

Alderney Camping

With dramatic cliffs, exuberant wildlife, fantastic beaches and secret underground tunnels to explore. Alderney is a great destination for a camping holiday in the UK. Saye Beach Campsite is tucked away in sand dunes that line the stunning white sands of Saye Bay and just two minutes from great surf of Corblets Bay and the family-friendly crescent of Arch Bay makes is a perfect base for a UK family holiday with plenty of adventure.

Location: towards the north east tip of Alderney at Lat/long 49.729, -2.178

Campsite facilities: New bathroom block; dry room; play area; good shop; picnic area; café; free wifi; tents are available for hire.

Dog friendly: Yes (on a lead)

Local facilities: A lovely 1.6 km walk alongside Braye Beach to Braye Harbour leads you to a number of restaurants, cafes, bars and a chippy. Try the fabulous tapas, handmade pastas and pizzas and local food at Cantina No. 6; fresh battered cod and chips at the Braye Chippy; and the traditional Divers Inn, a great place to meet the locals. Full facilities are available 3 km away at the island’s centre, St Anne, for one of our favourite curry houses in the UK – Nellie Gray’s.

Getting to Saye Beach Campsite: taxi from the harbour or airport but pre-booking is highly recommended; no public transport on the island.

Don’t miss: walking Alderney’s coastal walk, to see all of the highlights of the island.

The full route is described in the guidebook, ‘Islandeering: adventures around the edge of Britain’s hidden islands‘.

Nearby islands: whilst you are there, there’s a lot more to explore, check them out here

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