Sark, Alderney and Herm
Picturesque country cottages, a timeless world of bicycles, horse drawn taxis and lazy, alfresco lobster lunches, Guernsey’s sister islands of Alderney, Sark & Herm are a British paradise. The subtropical flowers and white sandy beaches cast a mesmerising spell over all those who travel there.
Alderney measures just three and a half miles long. At its centre is St Anne, the quiet inland capital, an attractive little town with pastelcoloured houses lining the cobbled streets and a range of interesting shops. On such a compact island, why not take to the cliff paths on foot or cycle and enjoy a leisurely day exploring the entire island? If your idea of relaxation is to laze on a beach listening to the sea, then grab your towel, book and sun cream and head for either Braye, Corblets Bay, Arch Bay, Saye Beach or Longis Bay where the sandy beaches await you.
If you’re looking for bright lights and a multitude of shops, bars and restaurants, then give Herm a miss. On the other hand, if you want peace, tranquillity and beauty, then this is the place for you. The island only has one hotel, one pub, one church, one farm and a couple of shops, but it does have an abundance of open countryside, wooded walks and wide sandy beaches. One footpath leads right around the island, whilst others criss-cross the interior. On Herm’s north eastern corner lies Shell Beach.
Almost two islands, Great Sark and Little Sark are linked by a dramatic causeway which plunges down to the sea on either side. A visit to Sark is like taking a step back in time as one of its most unique features is the lack of cars. The only motorised transport allowed in Sark is tractors either for farm work or to pull the cart which will carry your luggage. The village’s main street has a couple of banks, souvenir shops, supermarket and shops offering bicycle hire which is the other great way of experiencing the real island of Sark. You will soon discover that time is of little consequence in Sark and will easily become accustomed to the wonderfully relaxed way of life.
Due to the nature of island hopping in Sark, Alderney and Herm and due to limited availability, it cannot be booked online. If you do fancy visiting one or more of the islands, either to stay or as a day trip, then we recommend talking to one of our Guernsey holiday specialists on 08444 937 095.
All of our itineraries are tailor-made to suit your exact requirements at the very best price. If you would prefer to email us the details for us to check availability then please use the holiday quote form to tell us what you’re looking for and we'll send you a personalized quotation.
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Ideally situated just a few minutes walk from Braye Beach and approximately 10 minutes walk to the lovely town of St Anne.
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Tucked away on the west side of Sark La Moinerie boasts a quiet and secluded location and is reached by a picturesque winding cobbled lane.
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A beautiful hotel with an excellent reputation; La Sablonnerie is nothing short of idyllic.
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The Seagull site, with its spectacular views, is in the middle of the island just minutes from the cliff path leading to Belvoir Bay.
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The Stocks hotel is set in 5 acres of woodland and meadows.