Attractions on Sark
La Seigneurie Gardens
Set between flower-strewn granite walls and the towers and crenellations of one of the most historic buildings in Sark, La Seigneurie Gardens provide a tranquil contrast to the windswept wildness of the island’s beautiful coast.
The walled garden is over-flowing with fascinating flowers and shrubs and the beautiful granite walls shelter many plants that can only survive under glass in other parts of the British Isles.
The exhibition is held in the old Island Hall, near St Peter’s Church. The Hall was used during the Occupation for most, if not all, community gatherings.
It was here that the Dame gave her speech discouraging islanders from evacuating at the outset of the occupation and where islanders listened to Winston Churchill declaring the end of the war over the radio.
The old Hall was also used during the intervening period by locals and Germans alike for social events such as drama group plays and indoor sports.
Sark Community Dairy
As well as being a fully functioning commercial dairy farm, the Sark Community Dairy is a place where locals and visitors alike can learn about dairy farming and the milk production process.
Live milking can be watched from the viewing platform everyday at 5pm, is free and open to all.
The on-site milk vending machine supplies fresh Sark milk and is open 24/7.
Located next to the Methodist Chapel, the Sark Playground offers a variety of exciting play equipment for small and big kids.
With benches, picnic tables and lots of open green space, the playground is also a wonderful community picnic spot. Mon Plaisir grocery store is located opposite the playground for snacks and drinks.
Buddhist Rock Carving
Chosen for its hard-wearing granite, this stone was carved out for the Millennium by a Tibetan Monk at the request of a lover of Sark. The inscription is a sacred Buddhist mantra, "Hail the jewel in the heart of the lotus " and offers protection against evil.
The large stone sits proudly at the end of L'Epercquerie headland, facing westward towards the other islands of Herm, Jethou and Guernsey.
With a cleverly sliding rooftop, the Sark Observatory houses a state of the art telescope for viewing Sark's incredible starry night sky and planetary displays.
Run by members of the Sark Astronomy Society (SAstroS), visitors may book a guided session to use the telescope and learn about Sark's night sky.
Run by La Société Sercquaise, the Heritage room is a museum-like space filled with interesting and rare artefacts and information relating to Sark's history, heritage, natural environment and culture.
Here you will find a library, collections, displays and a herbarium as well as temporary exhibitions.
Entry into the Heritage Room is free.
Island Hall & Community Center
The Island Hall and Community Centre houses a fantastic cafe and upstairs bar with balcony overlooking the Millennium Sports Field, as well as several other rooms that can be hired out by the hour.
These rooms include the Toplis Room, with snooker table, the Board room, with table tennis and tv, and the main Hall, with full sized badminton court and projection facilities.
Beauregard Duck Pond
This unassuming little duck pond comes to life every Good Friday when the community comes out to sail toy boats and eat hot cross buns in the Spring sun!
The tradition of Good Friday boat sailing can be traced back at least a hundred years but the activity can be enjoyed any day of the year.
Sark Henge was built in 2015 to commemorate the 450 year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth I granting the Fief of Sark to Helier De Carteret, Seigneur of St Ouen, on 6th August 1565.
Nine stones of Jersey granite, previously used by Helier’s tenants as gate hinges to enclose their fields, were erected in a ring to represent the nine medieval territories: Fort, Moinerie, Ville, Valette, Avant le Creux, Dixcart, Bourel, Beauregard, Petit Sercq.
Each of the nine stones is aligned with a local landmark or by the sun, marking the winter and summer solstice and the spring and autumn equinox.
Originally built as a house in the 1560s, this building is possibly one of the oldest on Sark still standing.
Later known as the Pressoir, the house was used for cider making in the 1620s, complete with a press and horse-drawn crusher. Further additions in Victorian times included a hay loft and hatch.
The derelict barn was restored by La Société Sercquaise in 2013 and is now used as an archaeological display room cum community space for exhibitions, workshops and traditional veillies.