The magical car-free island of Sark appeals not only to those who just want to unwind but also those looking for adventure. Whatever you have in mind, this naturally beautiful island – merely three miles by one-and-a-half miles in size, will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Between the coasts of England and France, and only 8 miles from Guernsey, lies the enchanted island of Sark. With no cars, the freshest air and quietest, safest roads, people get around by bicycle, on foot or in the comfort of a horse and carriage.
Sark in the Spring
Spring comes early here; the daffodils giving way to bluebells that carpet fields and woodland floors while sea pinks adorn the craggy outcrops overlooking Sark’s rich fishing waters. The island is a haven for walkers, wildflower enthusiasts and bird-watchers with webs of paths that tempt the adventurous to explore every inch of this unspoiled jewel of wooded valleys, lush pastures, rugged cliffs, vineyards, beaches and coves. Spring welcomes the puffins that provide pleasure to all as they fly, orange webbed feet outstretched behind and multi-coloured bills crammed with sand eels.
Plenty to Do
Beyond Sark’s natural beauty, the more adventurous can experience kayaking, archery and even coasteering – with equipment and wetsuits provided, you can see Sark from a whole new viewpoint. It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon or morning with your family, clambering cliffs and jumping into gullies, before looking forward to the warmth and comfort of your hotel along with some great cuisine.
To enjoy the island’s plentiful local produce, you can’t beat Sark Island Hotels, who boast three stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association in recognition of their use of local produce and local suppliers. All that is grown, reared and caught is served with creativity and finesse in their top class restaurants. If you are staying on a half-board basis, you are free to take your meals in any of their four hotel’s restaurants – La Moinerie, The Dixcart Bay, Hotel Petit Champ and Aval du Creux - so can you experience more at no extra cost.