Venus PoolVenus Pool was given its name by the Victorian artist, William Toplis. At low tide, this circular pool contains almost 20 feet of deep, translucent water for bathing or lazing in the sun, on the surrounding rocks. It is completely covered by the sea at high tide.
Above Venus Pool is the site of the old Sark silver mines which were built in the 1830s. It was from the next bay (Port Gorey) that the ore was loaded onto ships Despite employing up to 80 Sarkese and numerous Cornish miners, the mining operation was short-lived as the yield was small. The crumbling remains of the chimneys and buildings still remain.
Le Pot, on Little Sark, is a large cauldron-shaped natural hole with an arched opening at the bottom towards the sea. It can be explored by a very steep path running down the interior of the pot. It was here, in 1835, that copper was found and later the first silver was mined.