Gouliot Headland

The Channel Islands

Overlooking Brecqhou Island, owned by the Barclay brothers and the source of much controversy, this windswept headland is an important RAMSAR site, particularly for the the wealth of marine life in the Gouliot Caves below. A steep path to the right of the headland leads down to the caves, which can only be accessed during very low tide. It's a really good idea to be accompanied by a local who knows the tides and the cave system.

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1. Sark Windmill

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Marking Sark's highest point (114m), this cylindrical stone windmill dates back to 1571. It's missing its sails but is remarkably intact, having survived…

2. Window in the Rock

0.62 MILES

Branching off the main road just north of the Seigneurie Gardens, a 15-minute walk leads you to particularly scenic spot on the west coast: a square hole…

3. Grand Grève

0.75 MILES

When yachts pull into the bay, you can be forgiven for doing a double take and momentarily thinking that you're on some Greek island. With its wide sweep…

4. Seigneurie Gardens

0.77 MILES

Flanking the Seigneurie, the home of the present-day seigneur, the walled gardens are filled with exotic plants that thrive in Sark's mild climate. The…

5. La Coupée


This narrow land bridge between Big Sark and Little Sark used to be rather precarious, and on windy days the local residents had to crawl across it or…

6. Dixcart Bay


Fringed by tall cliffs, this sand-and-pebble beach with calm waters is ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

7. Sark Occupation & Heritage Museum

0.99 MILES

Housed inside a centuries-old cottage, this excellent little museum sheds light on the harrowing experience of the islanders under Nazi occupation, as…

8. Little Sark

1.16 MILES

Connected to Big Sark by a narrow land bridge, peaceful Little Sark is home to an excellent hotel and restaurant, a handful of cottages and a picturesque,…