Sark is renowned for its spectacular coast line and crystal clear waters and boasts several fine beaches. Cars are banned, so transport is restricted to horse and carriage, bicycles and walking, making the island a haven of peace and quiet. Tractors are used on the island but are strictly licensed and are only used for agricultural work and carting goods around the island. Tractors can not be used as private transport.
The island is self governing with its own parliament known as Chief Pleas.It is formed by 28 democratically elected members. For full details of Sark’s constitution please visit www.sark.info and click the government tab.
Sark has several grocery stores, a Post Office with hardware store, branches of both HSBC and NatWest Banks, two public houses and a number of fine hotels and restaurants.
Sark has no airport so travel to the island is more commonly via Guernsey which has an international airport served by many UK and European routes. Full details of links to Sark can be found on www.sark.info. A short ferry ride of about 45 minutes from St. Peter Port harbour in Guernsey brings you to the Sark harbour.
For ferry times and details please visit www.sarkshipping.info