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La Coupee

The most photographed place in the Channel Islands!

La Coupee

La Coupee is an Isthmus of sedimentary rock connecting Big Sark & Little Sark. Until 1900 there were no railings and on windy days the school children would crawl over on their hands and knees.

During the Occupation the residents of Little Sark were sent to live on Big Sark so that the land could be planted with potatoes. People were allowed to return each day only to attend the crops and animals.

Following Sark's Liberation the captured German Prisoners of War were ordered to rebuild La Coupee, erecting the concrete supports and handrails that we see today. The reconstruction took around 6 months.

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