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A favorite first stop when cruising to the Channel Islands from the U.K, being the most northerly of the Group.

Position 49° 43'51"N, 02° 11'32"W (Braye Harbour entrance)

Clearance

For Customs clearance, Braye is the only port of entry, and all vessels entering from outside the Bailiwick of Guernsey must complete a Customs form - UK forms are not valid. Customs must be notified of any animals aboard - UK rules apply.

It is not permitted to tie up to the commercial Quay or the Breakwater, nor beach on Braye or Saye bays.

Crew may not join or leave the ship in Alderney.

Last updated July 2016.

H.M Customs
Tel:+44 (0)1481 822620

Docking

The harbour provides good shelter except in strong NE or E winds. If such conditions are forecast, it is best to leave, if possible, as the harbour can be untenable.

There are 70 large yellow visitors' buoys and "Mainbrace" (01481 822772 or VHF 37) provides a water taxi service during the season. Room to anchor in the harbour is limited but, depending on the wind direction, various bays around the island provide limited shelter.

St Anne's is the only town on Alderney and is a 20 minute walk uphill from the harbour.

The Harbourmaster's Office is at the SW end of the harbour, near the entrance to Little Crabby Harbour.

The Dinghy pontoon, dinghy slipway, showers, toilets, launderette, telephones, chandlers and a skip for rubbish are all nearby; the launderette is in the same building as the showers, and uses £1 coins - both are open 24 hours a day in the summer, but the showers are closed in the winter.

Plans have been dropped for the construction of a 24-hour tidal access marina in Alderney.

Last updated July 2016.

Harbour Master/Coastguard
Harbour Office , Little Crabby Harbour , Braye
Tel:+44 (0)1481 822620 Fax:+44 (0)1481 823699 ,VHF Channel 16, 74 (not 24hr) 'Alderney Coast Guard
Opening hours: 08:00-20:00 (Mon-Fri June-Aug), 08:00-17:00 (Mon-Fri)
The Harbour Master will gladly provide a fix, if required, in poor visibility. Contact him on VHF.
MMSI no. 002320196

Yacht Clubs

The Alderney Sailing Club
Braye Harbour , Alderney , Channel Islands
Tel:+44(0)1481 822 959/Bar 822 758
The Alderney Sailing Club, adjacent to the Harbour Office, is open from 1800-2000 every day during the summer and Thursday to Sunday during the winter and welcomes visiting yachtsmen.
MariaWadsworth
MariaWadsworth says:
Jul 24, 2017 11:52 AM

You can also call Mainbrace for the water taxi on 01481 822772. Recycling bins are provided.

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