COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATE
Sark’s border is only open to the other Bailiwick Islands of Guernsey, Herm and Alderney at this time. The Bailiwick islands will be welcoming visitors from the Isle of Man from 22nd July 2020.
Unfortunately, at this stage, Sark (along with the other islands of Guernsey, Alderney and Herm) are NOT able to welcome visitors from outside the Bailiwick of Guernsey with the exception of people travelling from the IoM from 22 July. All people travelling into the Bailiwick of Guernsey from elsewhere need to enter a mandatory period of self-isolation.
As such we ask our wonderful visitors from our sister island Jersey, the UK, France and elsewhere around the world to bear with us and as soon as the rules change we will let you know and welcome you to Sark. Until then please keep in touch through our social media channels and our website.
For anyone thinking of travelling to Sark on private boats or yachts from anywhere outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey (Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark), please note that you will be arrested and your boat impounded. Breaching Sark shores under current circumstances will be treated as a serious offence.
Further Update – From 17th August
On the 17th August we move into Phase 5b of the lockdown. This phase differentiates the rules surrounding self-isolation periods for people entering the Bailiwick, depending upon whether you are entering from countries within Group A, B or C.
Group A – includes Brittany/ St Malo and some regions of the UK. Anyone travelling from Group A countries or regions will be required to enter a mandatory period of self-isolation for 14 days.
Group B – includes some regions of the UK, Ireland, France excluding Brittany/St Malo, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Anyone travelling from Group B countries or regions will be required to either (a) self-isolate for 14 days or (b) self-isolate for 7 days then take a test for Covid and if there is a negative result then they will be subject to the ‘passive follow up’ provisions.
Group C – only relates to the Isle of Man at present. Anyone travelling from Group C will not be required to enter self-isolation as an agreed air bridge is in place.
For more information on this phase or regarding the grouping of various countries, please go to https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/exit. For the UK and Ireland specifically, go to https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/countries.
Welcome to the Sark Tourism Website
Sark is the crown jewel of the Channel Islands, nestled in between Guernsey and Jersey. Car-free with spectacular scenery, bays, coastal paths and cliff top views. Sark offers a truly unique holiday experience for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Whether you walk, cycle or take a tour on a horse and carriage, you will be creating memories that will last a lifetime.
We have no street lights to pollute the skies and Sark became the World’s First Dark Sky Island in 2011. If you are staying overnight, you will be able to see the majesty of the stars, as long as the clouds allow. You could visit our observatory which is open nightly or upon request and learn more about the stars, constellations, galaxies, milky way and much more.
Just under one hour away from Guernsey and Jersey by ferry, we’re quick and easy to get to.
Sark Visitor Centre is situated at the end of The Avenue in the village centre. The staff will be able to help answer any queries you may have with their wealth of knowledge of Sark. There are various displays on the walls imparting lots of information about our island and leaflets for all sorts of things such as self-guided walks, best bays and beaches for swimming, historical notes, nature identification sheets for children and much more.
Visitor Centre Opening Times
Monday to Friday – 9.30am until 3pm
Saturday – 9.30am until 2pm
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Intro to Sark
Video Credit to Michal Stolarewicz
Whether you’re planning to come for a long weekend or just for a day, be sure to take an autumn guided walk with our brilliant local guides. The walks take you to some of the most stunning viewpoints while the guides tell tales from Sark’s past. Click on the poster for further details.
The exhibition in the old Island Hall, next to St Peter’s Church is now open to the public. The exhibition gives an insight into what it was like to live on Sark during the German Occupation between 1940 and 1945. There are also personal stories of some of the islanders. The image below, courtesy of Sue Daly Productions, shows Sark resident Nellie Le Feuvre standing in front of her wartime…
Royal Rarities One of the rarest butterflies in the British Isles was seen on Sark recently in the grounds of the Seigneurie Gardens. Resident wildlife photographer Sue Daly photographed a pair of Queen of Spain fritillaries mating in the donkey paddock and later saw one of the pair feeding on flowers in the walled garden. This is the first record of these beautiful butterflies, probably migrants from northern France, breeding…