From 2012 visitors to Alderney will be allowed to bring camper vans and caravans to
the island for the first time.
The States of Alderney approved the move following improvements to the
island's only campsite at Saye Bay
which has invested around £150,000 to provide new facilities, shower blocks
The States of Alderney's chief executive
officer, Roy Burke, said he hoped the policy change would encourage more
people to visit the island. He
said the camping vehicles should be no longer than 6.9m and that drivers
would need to book on to the campsite and apply for a permit from the States
Due to the size of the island, the
number of vehicles will be limited and will only be allowed to be stationed
on the authorised campsite and can only be driven on the roads to and from
the campsite. Previously the size of the island - 1.5 miles by 3 miles -
meant the States did not allow the vehicles and under the new rules numbers
will be limited
Fancy Visiting? Here's the Full Procedure
This procedure is for those who would like to bring a Campervan, Caravan or
any mobile home which is to be used as accommodation at the Islandís
campsite at Saye. It does not cover visits to the Island by caravans,
campervans or any mobile homes for any other purpose.
Travelling to Alderney with a Campervan, Caravan or Mobile home
Visitors wishing to bring a Campervan, Caravan or any mobile home with them
to the Island to be used for overnight accommodation can do so provided:
- shipping length of any caravan, trailer, motorhome or campervan
should be no more that 6.9 metres;
- the vehicle is booked onto the camp site;
- a permit has been obtained from the States of Alderney.
The freight operator will not allow such vehicles on their vessel in the
absence of a valid permit.
While on the Island Campervans, Caravans or mobile homes can be driven on
the roads to and from the campsite once only by the shortest route: they
must not be driven on the roads at any other time. Parking on site will be
limited to designated areas.