Day Trip to Sark
A day trip to Sark is easy from Guernsey, with transfers by ferry. There are several daily journeys from year-round, and several a week from Jersey between April and September. Alternatively, you can charter a private boat to transport you between islands.
There are no cars on Sark. Getting about is on foot, by bicycle, or by horse-drawn carriage—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 cloud-free 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, or visit its Observatory.
Another amazing sight (and this one can be easily viewed) is La Coupee, an 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, and eventually, Little Sark will become an island. Make sure you visit before that happens.