Easily reached by boat from Guernsey and Jersey, there are no cars on Sark. Getting about is on foot, by bicycle or by horse drawn trap – a real step back in time.
The formal gardens of La Seigneurie, one of the most enchanting of its kind in the British Isles, are definitely worth a visit and the Avenue, the main street on the island, is home to cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops.
Sark, the smallest of the four Channel Islands, was designated the world’s first dark sky island back in 2011. On a cloudfree night, countless stars and hurtling meteors are visible against a backdrop of the Milky Way that reaches across the sky from one horizon to the other. You can watch this amazing spectacle in one of the regular star gazing classes held on the island.
Another amazing sight – and this one can easily be viewed – is La Coupée, a narrow isthmus just nine feet wide, 300 feet in length and 80m above sea level which connects the island with Little Sark. The isthmus is gradually being eroded away and eventually Little Sark will become an island. Go there before that happens!