Easter in Alderney: What are you missing?

Are you looking for a unique Easter getaway that combines wellness, wonderful food and a healthy dose of adventure? 

With its pristine natural beauty, diverse cuisine and eclectic events, Alderney is the perfect choice for a rejuvenating Easter escape.

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Wildflowers lining the coastal footpath.

A well deserved wellness escape

Spring in Bloom

As spring breathes new life into Alderney, witness the return of one of the island’s most iconic inhabitants - the gannets! Head to the south-western corner and observe the gannet colony at Les Etacs from the shore. 

For more intrepid birdwatchers, a boat trip to Les Etacs with one of the island’s knowledgeable skippers is a great way to get up close and personal with the island’s wildlife. 

On land, flora begins to flourish, covering the island with vibrant colours - a sure-fire way to get back in touch with nature.

Explore Coastal Paths & Country Lanes

Alderney’s breathtaking cliff paths, serene beaches and quiet country lanes are the perfect playground for walkers of all abilities. 

The 10 mile Coastal Path Challenge is a ‘must-do’ for keen ramblers who want to add a circumnavigation of the island to their walking CVs. 

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For less seasoned walkers, we’ve produced a series of self-guided walks, ranging from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, that showcase the very best of Alderney’s landscapes & nature.

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Tour the Island on Two Wheels

Alderney’s compact size and lack of traffic makes it an ideal destination for cycling enthusiasts and casual riders.

Hire a bike or e-bike from Cycle and Surf and let the island's landscapes unfold before you. Pedal through Alderney's refreshing countryside and quaint lanes to discover the island at your own pace.

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Explore the island by two wheels.

Sauna by the Sea

A unique wellness experience is now available in Alderney. This year you’ll find  The Adrift Sauna perched above Braye and Corblets beaches. The warmth of the sauna, matched with the crisp sea air outside, is a truly rejuvenating experience. 

For seasoned cold water swimmers, it’s just a quick skip across the sand and you’re at the water’s edge for a cool-off.

Feast on Great Local Food

Indulge in Traditional Delights

Savour a classic Sunday roast at The Georgian House or The Campania, where hearty fare is served in a welcoming atmosphere. 

For a refined food & drink experience, The Blonde Hedgehog showcases contemporary dining with a traditional twist.


Alderney offers plenty of great places to dine.

Rest up at The Old Barn

For those who venture east out of town, The Old Barn makes for a great pitstop during a day's cycle or trek. This charming restaurant provides a warm, rustic setting for enjoying traditional island food or an alfresco afternoon cup of tea with cake.

A World of Flavours in Little Alderney

The island may be small, but the food scene is surprisingly diverse.

Mai Thai brings the vibrant flavours of Thailand to the island, while Le Pesked’s Brittany-born chef offers a taste of the sea with French-inspired seafood dishes. 

Cantina Number 6 adds a touch of exotic flair with its unique Spanish-inspired menu featuring tapas style dishes, fresh pastas and delicious local food.

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Upcoming Easter Highlights

Hop on the train

On Easter Sunday, join the Easter bunny on a delightful trip aboard the only working trainline in the Channel Islands. This family event, organised by the  Alderney Railway, is an experience that promises fun and chocolate for passengers of all ages. 

Easter Egg Hunt with a Twist

The beach becomes a treasure trove as the Alderney Wildlife Trust organises an Easter egg hunt with a difference. Search for chocolate eggs whilst helping to record the numbers of shark & ray eggs amid the island's stunning natural scenery.


All aboard the Easter express!

Don’t miss a thing this Easter

This Easter, Alderney invites you to break away from the ordinary and immerse yourself in an extraordinary island adventure.

To learn more about what’s happening, check out our Daily What’s On event guide.