Sark

Sark (French: Sercq; Sercquiais: Sèr or Cerq) is one of the small Channel Islands of Guernsey. Sark is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, which in turn is a dependency of the British Crown.

26 things to do

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Explore Sark's coastline

Sark's beautiful rugged coastline encompasses beautiful moors at the north end of the island (L'Eperquerie), natural pools (at L'Eperquerie, or the Venus Pool on Little Sark), beaches (such as La Grande Grêve, although do consider wind direction), bays (Derrible and Dixcart), and natural curiosities (La Coupée, a high narrow causeway linking Little and Big Sark; the Window in the Rock on Sark's north-west coast).

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La Valette

With panoramic views of the Grève de la Ville bay towards Alderney and France, this large open site offers a modern purpose-built toilet and shower block offering heated pay showers, cubicle washrooms with shaver points and a dishwashing sink. You can also hire pre-erected tents. Open 1st April to 31st October.

SLEEP   —  +44 1481 832202 —  Map


La Coupée

Cross the narrow isthmus to Little Sark across a high concrete causeway only nine feet wide with steep cliffs and a long drop on each side! Until the road was rebuilt, widened and handrails installed by German POWs after the Second World War, many horses were too scared to cross from Little Sark to Great Sark.

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The sky at night

In 2011, Sark became the first Dark Sky Island as recognised by the International Dark-sky Association (IDA). The absence of street-lighting and cars means that there is very little light pollution, making this on of the best places to see stars, and the Milky Way stretches from horizon to horizon.

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Caves

Sark is famous for its caves accessible at low tide. The Boutique Caves are at the north end of the island, the Gouliot Caves on the west coast. Caution should be exercised by checking the high-tide times, and preferably travelling with an experienced guide (particularly for the Gouliot Caves).

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Stocks Hotel

Originally a 16th century farm, this 43 room hotel presents itself on its rustic-chic charm and informal luxury. Set in a wooded valley in the south of Big Sark, it boasts heated pool, children's pool, spa pool, bar and restaurant.

SLEEP   —  +44 1481 832001 —  Map


Dixcart Hotel

Sark's oldest hotel on the south of Big Sark, Dixcart was once a favourite haunt of Victor Hugo. It has 18 rooms, and boasts extensive gardens and orchards reaching all the way to Dixcart bay.

SLEEP   —  +44 1481 832015 —  Dixcart Lane

La Seigneurie

Home of the Seigneur of Sark since 1730. The house itself is not open to the public, but you can visit its formal gardens.

SEE   —  +44 1481 832208 —  GY10 1SF


Hotel Petit Champ

Hotel Petit Champ has 10 rooms with sea views, gardens, swimming pool, and lies in a secluded spot on Sark's west coast.

SLEEP   —  +44 1481 832046 —  Map

Pomme de Chien

This large family-run campsite has free toilets and showers, and rents fully equipped tents. Open all year round.

SLEEP   —  +44 1481 832316 —  Map

La Sablonnerie

This famous 22-room hotel on Little Sark boasts gardens and croquet lawn, and its own horses and carriages.

SLEEP   —  +44 1481 832061 —  Little Sark

Aval du Creux Hotel

At the top of Harbour Hill, Aval du Creux has 26 rooms, gardens and has a swimming pool.

SLEEP   —  +44 1481 832036 —  Harbour Hill

Cycle

A charming alternative to walking; see the ''Get around'' section for more details.

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Walk

Enjoy the rugged scenery and soak up the unique atmosphere of this car-free island.

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Window in the Rock

A man-made hole in the rock from which to admire the beautiful scenery.

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La Moinerie Hotel

Hotel La Moinerie has 5 rooms, gardens, and was recently refurbished.

SLEEP   —  +44 1481 832089 —  Map

Natural attractions

Check the Do section for various natural attractions

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Horse vans

See the ''Get around'' section for more details.


Beau Sejour

SLEEP   —  +44 1481 832034 —  Map

Mermaid Tavern

DRINK   —  +44 1481 832022 —  Map

Bel Air Inn

DRINK   —  +44 1481 832052 —  Map

About Sark

the Bailwick of Guernsey
the Bailwick of Guernsey


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