About Sark

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  • People on La Coupee in Sark
  • Cottage in Sark
  • Horse and carriage in Sark
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  • Walking in Sark
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Sark

Welcome to Sark

Step back in time and explore an island with a fascinating history packed into its small three by one and a half miles. Enjoy secluded bays and stunning vistas which have inspired artists for centuries. Free from light pollution, Sark has been designated the world’s first dark sky island where on a clear night the magnificence of the night sky comes alive.

What to expect

Sark is car free and the most usual way to see the island is by bike or horse and cart. Walking is also a great way to enjoy the tranquility and views with over 40 miles of coastal paths waiting to be explored. For most of the year these will be decked with colourful wildflowers, which thrive in the milder climate. It’s also worth visiting La Seigneurie Gardens, one of the finest gardens in the Channel Islands. One of the most unusual sights on Sark has to be La Coupée, a narrow isthmus some 80 metres above sea level which joins Greater Sark to Little Sark. The pathway is fenced and its worth a trip to see and bathe in the tidal pools formed in the granite rock. Sark’s most popular beach, La Grande Grève is also situated here.

Sark’s history

Sark is part of the bailiwick of Guernsey and is also a royal fief with its own government. For many hundreds of years this was a feudal system but has changed recently. Roman artefacts have been found on the island which was also home to a Monastery during the middle ages. In Elizabethan times, the fiefdom was granted to the Seigneurie of St Ouen in Jersey, provided he could keep the island free from pirates! It’s not hard to see why they were attracted to the little island as it has an unusual and extensive network of underground coastal caves.

A day trip or holiday to Sark

There are regular ferries from Guernsey to Sark throughout the year with summer sailings from Jersey. If you would like to stay on Sark, we provide accommodation at the Stocks Hotel and La Sablonnerie. If you would prefer to arrange to island hop and visit Sark along with some of the other Channel Island, we can tailor make a package to suit your requirements.

chapel on Sark
La Coupee on Sark
horse and cart