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Lighthouses of the Channel Islands

Lighthouses of the Channel Islands

The Channel Islands, like the Isle of Man, are Crown Dependencies. There are two Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, the latter comprising the islands Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm.

There are plenty of ways to reach the Channel Islands. You can take a ferry or fly from various destinations that link to the islands.

Please note that some of these lighthouses offer holiday accommodation or may be privately owned.  

Please take care not to trespass or drive on private property.

If you are lucky, you may pass Casquets Lighthouse en route. The oldest working lighthouse in the UK; established in 1724, three separate towers were established to make it distinguishable. Today there are still three towers, though only one is operational, with its red and white bands.

Alderney

Only 3 miles long and 1 1/2 miles wide, Alderney is the northernmost of the inhabited Channel Islands.

Alderney Quesnard

Located near Fort Quesnard, Alderney Lighthouse, sometimes referred to as Quesnard Lighthouse, is at the island’s northeastern end.

Guernsey

Guernsey Lighthouses

Castle Cornet is a fortification in St Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey.

Fort Grey Maritime Museum has information about Les Hanois Lighthouse and a replica of the tower.

At Pleinmont Point, you can see Les Hanois Lighthouse just offshore, and the shore station that housed the families is also in the area.

Sark

Located off the coast of Normandy, there are no cars on the tiny island. The only way to get around is by tractor or horse.  Point Robert Lighthouse is located high up the cliff.

Jersey

The Capital of Jersey is St Helier, where you can find the maritime museum. You can take a virtual tour of the museum via Google.

Probably the most famous Jersey lighthouse is La Corbiere Lighthouse, the first lighthouse in the British Isles to be built of reinforced concrete.  Guided tours are available by arrangement.


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