Discover Sark

Discover Sark

Visit the enchanted island of Sark where you may savor the living fragrance of a past age. It is a visit you will not forget, the utter freedom from the stresses of modern living, the friendly island people, the brilliant colour of the landscape, majestic coastal scenery, the profusion of wild flowers, one of the darkest and clearest night skies in the world, the wild sea birds, spectacular caves, horse and carriage rides, coastal walks, boat trips, kayaking and sea excursions. This is a channel Island destination without peers. For the visitor there is a wide range of accommodation available, from award-winning hotels and restaurants, to local B&B, self-catering and campsites.

Creux Harbour

George Guille

Sark Puffin

At its Best in the Spring.

It is no exaggeration to describe the Spring-time of Sark as Arcadian. From the end of March to late June, a succession and profusion of wild' flowers carpet the Island almost to sea level. Primroses, wild violets, bluebells, foxgloves, honey-suckle and blazing gorse, sloe, wild rose, heather and thyme paint a magical pattern, and in the crevices and ledges of the cliffs, pink thrift and white sea-campion delight the eye. The rarity of frost and snow encourages a splendid growth and colour. The airborne fragrance of this prolific herbage mingles with the scented ozone of the sunlit bays, adding a touch of intoxication to the visual feast. For you who can come in April, May or early June, in the warm Spring days, the island will give you the stimulating vigour and freshness of its youth ; a joy it cannot repeat with the season's advance.

When you are on the island

which can be comfortably dropped into a rectangle three by one and a half miles you need never be far from the sea, and the surprising thing is this tiny area has a coastline of over 14 miles; even a carriage drive around the island is 6 miles. You won't exhaust that in a few weeks visit. The coastal scenery is an amazing variety of fantastic rock strata, sandy and shingle bays, natural rock arches, massive detached rock stacks, and all around the coast is honeycombed spectacular anemone caves, some of which can only be fully explored by the adventurous. There is Brechou Island privately owned and separated from Sark by the narrow Gouliot sea-race, and La Coupée, a dramatic razor-edged isthmus 300ft. high, joining, Little Sark to the main island of Sark. The isthmus is largely composed of decayed granite which literally flames with brilliant red and yellow ochres and masses of delicate pink, capped on the top with a mantle of bluebells, pink thrift, campion, heather and gorse.

Theres something in Sark

to suit all tastes and inclinations, seclusion or the more popular bays, but whatever your age or choice you will be captivated by the enchanting views and remarkable profusion of flowers, along with Sark's star filled night skyes. For the adventurous, explorations of smuggler's caves, exciting scrambles over the rocks to secret beaches and rock pools; climbs down wooded valleys to sandy bays. The island is naturally an artist's paradise, but even if you are not a painter you will be most impressed by its endless scenic beauty; this is a channel destination without peers. For the Visitor there is a wide range of accommodation available, from award-winning hotels and restaurants, to self-catering and campsites..