At just 1.5 miles wide and 3.5 miles long, Sark is the fourth largest of the Channel Islands and the jewel in their crown. Carved out by the sea, the island has a rugged coastline and sits on a plateau 350 feet above sea level making it appear like a fortress in the waves. Its natural beauty has inspired artists, writers, poets and musicians for generations. Today, it is inspiring our local artisans to capture its beauty in jewellery, pottery, weaving and paintings. The island has also inspired an award-winning local chocolatier and a micro brewery.
Sark’s coastline is not only attractive to us but also to wildlife. We are home to puffins, guillemots, razorbills, peregrines, fulmars and many other birds. We are frequently visited by sea mammals such as dolphins and seals and a colourful array of fish, crustaceans and anemones live beneath the waves. Why not go for a swim, snorkel or kayak, take the plunge with coasteering or ramble through some rockpools? You could jump on George’s boat to take a trip around the island and see Sark from a different perspective, getting closer to our magnificent sea birds and caves.
We are a car-free island with quiet, leafy lanes and grassy green footpaths. Take a walk through the fields and woods to discover a wealth of wild flowers, bugs and butterflies or take a horse and carriage ride and let the driver tell you about the island and its history.
There are no street lights on Sark so don’t forget your torch but remember to look up at the starry night sky: we weren’t awarded the title of the World’s First Dark Sky Island for nothing! Visit our observatory to take a closer look at the stars, galaxies and planets and marvel in its enormity and the surrounding quiet.
With a population of around 500 residents and no cars or tarmac roads, Sark is an oasis for peace, quiet and relaxation. It has a gentle pace of life to help you unwind and relax. Turn off your phone and switch to Sark time.
In 2017, the Rough Guide listed Sark in its top 35 greatest holiday experiences in the world and the Telegraph listed us within ‘Britain’s 14 most beautiful islands’. Why not come and see what all the fuss is about?