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Sark

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Step back in time in beautiful Sark. Traffic-free and overflowing with natural beauty, the island is easily reached by ferry from Guernsey. Stunning coastal views and a picturesque rural interior are best experienced either on foot or by bicycle (available for rent on the island). There are also a number of good restaurants and hotels for those wishing to stay longer than a day.

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Sark facts from Wikipedia

The charming Channel Island of Sark is only a 45 minute ferry journey from the bustling towns of St Peter Port, Guernsey and St Helier, Jersey but has a completely different atmosphere. It is rather like stepping back in time to Victorian England. Cars are forbidden and the easiest way to get around is either by horse-drawn carriage, by foot or bicycle - the locals use tractors. The island has a permanent population of 550 and its own feudal parliament which is overseen by the Seigneur. The sheltered walled gardens of La Seigneurie are open to the public and are well stocked with exotic plants which flourish in the virtually frost-free environment. The island’s history is best explored in the Sark Occupation and Heritage Museum.
 
Sark attracts both day trippers from Guernsey and those looking to escape the crowds and spend a relaxing, peaceful holiday. A steep path from the harbour leads up to the main street known as The Avenue. Here you will find a selection of shops, pubs and cafes. If you don’t fancy walking up Harbour Hill you can take the open-sided tractor-drawn cart called the “toast-rack”. Once at the top of the hill you can join a two hour tour of the island by horse-drawn carriage or use it like a bus and hop on and off along the route. Alternatively you can hire a bike and cover the island easily in a day. Those staying longer can pre-book into one of the island’s hotels, guest houses, self-catering cottages or camp sites and take time to explore what Sark has to offer.
 
Nature lovers will appreciate the abundance of wild flowers which attract no less than 30 species of butterfly. Eperquerie Common and the woods of Dixcart Valley are thick with bluebells in the spring and Sark has an annual Wild Flower Fortnight in May. Walkers will enjoy exploring the miles of cliff paths and tracks with some spectacular sea views. Bird watchers should head for Point à Clouet which is the perfect place to observe puffins nesting on the offshore rock called L’Etac de Serk. Many other visiting bird species can be viewed from the cliffs.
 
Sark consists of a high flat-topped plateau and is almost two islands: Great and Little Sark are linked by La Coupée (the Knife), a narrow natural bridge of land just 10 metres wide with an 80 metre drop either side. Not for the faint-hearted! The island has some other interesting natural features such as Venus Pool which when uncovered either side of a low tide is deep enough for swimming in. Adonis Pool is a smaller yet equally beautiful pool with crystal-clear water. Sark’s coastline has some wonderful caves and gullies and these are best viewed, weather-permitting by taking a small boat trip around the island. The Gouliot Caves on the west coast can be explored on foot and if you are prepared for a bit of scrambling and wading you can reach Anemone Cave. Here the walls are completely covered by brightly coloured Jewel and Beadlet sea anemones. Please pay careful attention to the tides and don’t forget to take a torch!