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Place Category: Activities
Alderney Lighthouse was built in 1912 in order to act as a guide to passing shipping and to warn vessels of the treacherous waters around the Isle. It is sited on Quénard Point, to the north-east of the Island.
The Alderney Race, a notorious strait of water between Alderney and Cap de la Hague in France includes the strongest tidal streams in Europe. These are caused by the tidal surge from the Atlantic building up in the cul de sac of the gulf of St Malo with the only escape in the north east corner between Alderney and Cap de la Hague. Water flows through at speed at high tide and is sucked back down through as the tide recedes. An uneven sea bed adds to the turbulance with a number of hazardous rocks located within a few miles of the lighthouse.
Alderney has a visitor centre but opening is restricted.
Alderney lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast
No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 13°C on Monday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
15->1739% 90% 7 mph
7:45 am 6:02 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Oct 25th
15->1615% 90% 5 mph
7:47 am 6:00 pmFoggy in the morning.Thursday, Oct 26th
15->177% 85% 3 mph
7:49 am 5:58 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Oct 27th
14->1614% 82% 2 mph
7:50 am 5:56 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Oct 28th
14->1619% 80% 6 mph
7:52 am 5:54 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Oct 29th
11->1314% 46% 7 mph
6:53 am 4:53 pmMostly cloudy until afternoon.Monday, Oct 30th
11->1319% 58% 3 mph
6:55 am 4:51 pmOvercast throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.Tuesday, Oct 31st
11->1416% 91% 8 mph
6:57 am 4:49 pm