The island of Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands. Seafood has traditionally been important to the cuisine of Jersey: mussels (called moules in the Island), oysters, lobster and crabs, especially spider crabs, ormers, and conger. Guernsey, with its sandy beaches, cliff walks and sea scapes has been a tourist destination since at least the Victorian days. Alderney is similar to the other Channel Islands in having sheer cliffs broken by stretches of sandy beach and dunes. The highest point is on the central plateau of the island at 296 ft. Its climate is temperate, moderated by the sea, and summers are usually warmer than elsewhere in the British Isles.
Sark is one of the few remaining places in the world where cars are banned from roads and only tractors and horse-drawn vehicles are allowed. Herm's harbour is on its west coast. There are several buildings of note in the vicinity including the White House, St Tugual's Chapel, Fisherman's Cottage, "The Mermaid" pub and restaurant, and a small primary school with about eight children. During a busy summer season, up to 100,000 tourists visit the island, arriving by one of the catamaran ferries operated by the Trident Charter Company. Cars are banned from the island, as are bicycles; quad bikes and tractors used for staff and luggage transport respectively are allowed. Visitors can explore magnificent castles, wildlife parks and hands-on muuseums. The Channel Islands have everything to offer for all ages.