Our Small but Beautiful Island 

Sunset from Pilcher's Monument, Sark | © Sheryl High 

With a population of just about 600, Sark has its own parliament and its own laws based in ancient Norman tradition. Long standing as the last stronghold of the feudal system of government in Europe, Sark only introduced a democratic system of government in 2006. Up until then, the tiny island could trace its governing system directly to a fiefdom set up under Queen Elizabeth I.

SARK

Being the smallest of the four main Channel Islands, Sark is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and lies 9 miles east of Guernsey and around 80 miles off the South Coast of Britain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO GET AROUND

There are no motor vehicles, which means you travel around Sark either on foot, bicycle, or horse and carriage.

 

CARRIAGE RIDES

Danny Wakely: 01481 832135 | 07781 113386    

Fred Bracewell: 07781 462749

Michelle Perrée: 01481 832027 | 01481 832827 | 07781 400447

Philip Perrée: 01481 832342 | 07781 106058

 

CYCLE HIRE

Avenue Cycle Hire: 01481 832102

www.avenuecyclessark.co.uk

 

WEATHER

The weather on Sark is like the rest of the Channel Islands and enjoys temperatures a couple of degrees above those on British mainland.  View the forecast for Sark via: XC WEATHER 

 

TIDES

SARK TIDES

View the tidal predictions via: Admiralty Easytide

Tidal predictions for Maseline Pier for the next 7 days

 

WHERE TO EAT

Tea Rooms, Cafés, Hotels and Restaurants serving a variety of foods, from cuisine to cream teas. With the emphasis on home-grown and home-made produce and fresh seafood.

 

AJ’s Café: 01481 832580 

Beau Sejour: 07781 446437  

Caragh Tea Room: 01481 832414 

Fleur de Jardin: 01481 832255

Harbour Cafe: 01481 832396

Hathaways: 01481 832209

Island Hall: 01481 832666

Maison Pommier: 01481 832463

Mermaid Tavern: 01481 832022

Nicole’s: 01481 832302 

Petit Beauregard: 01481 832940

Sablonnerie: 01481 832061

Stocks: 01481 832001

Sue’s Tea Garden: 01481 832107

GUERNSEY NOW - Interview with Carl Hester

Describe your perfect day on Sark . . . "Breakfast on my dad’s terrace and lunch in La Sablonneriebecause the lobster is spectacular and then a walk to Eperquerie"

GROCERIES - PRE-ORDER BEFORE YOU STAY

Food Stop,                  stockist.

01481 832660 - foodstop.sark@cwgsy.net    

Located in The Avenue, you can order all your grocery needs such as, milk, bread, eggs, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, toiletries, baby-care items and organic and health products.

Cash back up to £50 is available when you spend more than £5 in one transaction (Debit/Visa only). Waitrose Stockists.

Delivery available on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Open Mon to Sat 07:45h - 18:30h and Sun 09:00h - 17:00h

 

Mon Plaisir

01481 832600 - home.deliveries@monplaisirstores.sark.gg

Grocery shop situated opposite the Methodist Chapel sells a variety of food and household products including freshly caught mackerel, lobsters and other fish. Deliver daily except Sunday. Cash back available when spending more than £5 in one transaction.

Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm & Closed Sundays

 

BANKS - SARK

HSBC

Located at La Colinette at the top of Harbour Hill

Open: May to Sept - 09:30h - 12:30h and 13:30h - 15:00h

Open: Oct to April - 10:00h - 12:30h and 14:00h - 15:00h

NatWest

Located down The Avenue at counter services Sark Post Office

Open: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00 - Saturday: 09:00 - 12:00

There are no ATMs in Sark

 

ABOUT SARK

Despite being a short boat trip from Guernsey and Jersey you will feel like you have landed in another world.

 

Quiet months of spring, autumn and winter allow you to enjoy the spectacular coastline in peace and tranquillity and although summers can be slightly crowded (relatively speaking); you will still feel like you’ve entered a time warp.

 

Time has stood still on Sark and it's an incredibly peaceful and secure location with quiet ,secluded beaches and crystal clear waters making it ideal for those with young families, nature lovers, walkers, divers and those just wishing to escape the daily hustle and bustle. The shops are all located along The Avenue and places to eat and drink are all just a short walk or cycle ride away.

 

You can cycle around the island in about an hour, but remember to say ‘Hello’ to locals as is the custom, when you freewheel past. Sark's biggest attraction is the stunning coastline, varying from gentle, rolling to jagged and fierce and you can spend a day walking the footpaths without taking your eyes off the sea. 

 

WORLDS FIRST DARK SKY ISLAND 2011

Sark became the world’s first Dark Sky Island in 2011, as an excellent light-free location for astronomical observation. Sark’s placement between France and England, far from city lights and lack of cars and street lights, helped in its selection. Sark citizens , also adjusted lights, in order to optimise the darkness.

 

LITTLE SARK . . . just some of the sights to see 

Venus Pool

Blissfully picturesque and wonderful for swimming, in the circular Venus Pool only revealed at low tide.

 

Port Gorey

Sark's Silver Mines

 

GRANDE SARK . . . just some of the sights to see

Bec du Nez

Northernmost outlying rock of Sark, filled in summer with wild flowers and heather, while the Boutique Caves below were once used by smugglers and can be explored at any low tide.

 

Gouliot Caves

Contain an array of brilliantly colored sponges, anemones and sea squirts.

 

La Coupee

If you don’t suffer from vertigo, this razor-sharp, sheer drop isthmus joins Little Sark to the main island.

 

La Seigneurie

Stately home to the Seigneurs of Sark since the 18th Century.  The acclaimed gardens are among Channel Islands, finest.

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RUE DU MOULIN

SARK CHANNEL ISLANDS GY10 1SA UK

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