The English Channel, also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France, and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the busiest shipping area in the world.

It is about 350 mi (560 km) long and varies in width from 150 mi (240 km) at its widest to 21 mi (33 km) in the Strait of Dover. It is the smallest of the shallow seas around the continental shelf of Europe.

Things To Do In English Channel

Pre-historic people sailed from the mainland to England for millennia. At the end of the last Ice Age, lower sea levels even permitted walking across.

Mont Saint Michel

The Mont Saint Michel is one of the most visited and recognizable landmarks on the English Channel.


Jurassic Coast

Drive the scenic Jurassic Coast which is on the English Channel in southern England. It is a really beautiful 100 mile long stretch and there are many popular spots along the way.

Channel Hopping

Short trips across the Channel for leisure purposes are often referred to as Channel Hopping.

Channel Hopping or Booze cruise is a British colloquial term for a brief trip from Great Britain to France or Belgium with the intent of taking advantage of lower prices, and buying personal supplies of (especially) alcohol or tobacco in bulk quantities.


Channel Crossings

As one of the narrowest and most well-known international waterways lacking dangerous currents, the Channel has been the first objective of numerous innovative sea, air, and human powered crossing technologies.

May 13, 2018 8:55 pm Published by

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