All island communities have a deep-rooted relationship with the sea. Here on Sark
there is nowhere better to experience that bond than at the beautifully quaint Creux Harbour. To one side a cobbled slip way curves gently down into the water, meeting the pebbles of the harbour's small beach.
On the other side the cliff face gradually transforms into a man-made jetty as it reaches the harbour mouth. The result is a scene of nature merged with man's architectural craft, reminiscent of another time. As well as being a fully functioning harbour, Creux is also a very popular bathing spot and is used for various Island events.
At high tide on a warm summer’s day the harbour will be a hub of activity. Children will be pinching their noses and squealing with delight as they jump off the harbour wall, swimmers will be taking pleasure in the calm, deep bathing water of our sheltered port and fisherman will be bobbing about in their boats sorting through the day's catch. Being so easily accessible, riders often bring their horses down to Creux for a refreshing swim, which is quite a sight to see. Visitor's should take note that at low tide the harbour is entirely empty of water and is only pleasant for swimming at half tide rising or high tide falling.