The Channel Islands enchant with beautiful picture-perfect beaches, stunning coastlines and photogenic valleys. The temperatures remain mild throughout the whole year – there are long hours of sunshine during all seasons. The archipelago in the English Channel is home for 5 independent states which are well-known for their own governments and a unique history. The islands comprise Guernsey, Sark, Jersey, Alderney and Herm. All of them are located near Britain and mainland Europe. If you visit one of the Channel Islands, you can discover real island life: Draw or paint picture-perfect castles or take some pictures of photogenic wisteria-clad cottages and Victorian markets. Explore picturesque ports with beautifully painted yachts in the harbour. Everything here is done at an easy pace.