Sark Moorings & Anchorages

Sark, at only 3 miles long and 1½ miles wide, is the smallest of the four main channel islands but despite its diminutive size, it boasts 40 miles of the most spectacular coastline.  With no cars and no street lighting, this truly is the most peaceful and unspoilt destination imaginable and a paradise for the cruising sailor.

Sark’s main attraction is its natural beauty and abundant wildlife.  Modern life seems far away when enjoying the stunning scenery and many coastal walks.  And if walking feels far too energetic, there are plenty of watering holes and restaurants serving up the freshest local produce and seafood.

Harbours

Creux Harbour is reputed to be one of the world’s smallest harbour and dries completely. It is possible to dry out bows to the north east wall or possibly alongside the inner south pier, well clear of the steps and slip way. There is no charge for using Creux Harbour and toilets and basic shower facilities are available just the other side of the tunnel. If you are leaving your boat, you are advised to contact the Harbourmaster on VHF Ch 13. The moorings just outside the harbour are all private.

The jetty in Maseline Harbour is in constant use by ferry services and no yacht berths are available. All moorings are private. Anchoring is only permissible with approval from the Harbourmaster on VHF Ch 13. Walk through the tunnel to experience a ride on the ‘toast rack’ up and down the 300 foot Harbour Hill.

Moorings

Havre Gosselin on the west coast has yellow mooring buoys for visitors provided free of charge, though donations are always welcome which can be left at the Visitor Centre. This is also a popular anchorage but please keep well clear of the moorings. Contact the Water Taxi on VHF Ch 10.

Grève de la Ville on the east coast also has free yellow mooring buoys for visiting yachts. If anchoring here please keep well clear of the moorings. The Water Taxi may be contacted on VHF Ch 10.

Anchorages

In addition to the above there are numerous good anchorages around the island, safe in offshore winds but some are prone to swell and all are subject to the large tidal range in this area. Listed clockwise from the north of the island, they are:-

Fontaines Bay
Fair holding in sand and shingle.

Derrible Bay
Good holding in a sandy bay with some interesting caves.

Dixcart Bay
Popular anchorage in this sandy bay with good holding.

La Grand Grève
Popular daytime anchorage in a wide bay with golden sands, crystal clear water as well as rock pools and caves to explore.  Access the island via steep steps.

Port à la Jument
Reasonable holding in sand and shingle.

Saignie Bay
Reasonable holding in sand and shingle.

Please note that the island of Brechou is private and landing is not allowed.