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Taking a Campervan or Caravan to Alderney

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 and toilets.

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 of Alderney.

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.

Before travelling to Alderney

The process for arranging a trip to Alderney will normally involve:
  • the visitor contacts the campsite to check availability
  • if there is availability on site, a provisional booking is agreed
  • the visitor completes the booking process with the freight company
  • the visitor confirms the booking with the campsite operator
  • the visitor obtains a permit from the States of Alderney General Office

The permit must be available for inspection at both the check-in point and by the Guernsey Border Agency on arrival on the Island.

Further Information

There is only one campsite on Alderney - you'll find details of Saye Campsite here. It allows tents, motorhomes, caravans, and also has preerected tents for hire.

You can visit the States of Alderney website here with all relevant contact details should you require further assistance.

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Index : Holiday Reports, Travel Blogs and Trips Away : Taking a Campervan or Caravan to Alderney - by UKCampsite.co.uk

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