Skomer Island

Skomer Island

An island of sheltered bays, exposed headlands, offshore rocks and shaded inlets, all painted with the graduated colours of lichen. The best location is The Wick: a sheer cliff carved with ledges that are ideally suited to nesting seabirds and easily viewed from the opposite cliff.

In the centre of the island is the ruined farm. An education room and interpretation centre can be found here as well as a Visit Wales graded 3 Star Hostel that can sleep up to 16 people in 5 rooms. If you stay overnight, you can witness one of the most remarkable natural events in the UK, the Manx Shearwaters returning to their burrows under the cover of darkness. The noise they make is really spooky.

There are also several Neolithic hut circles tucked under a rocky outcrop.

Visit in May to see carpets of bluebells and pink campion.

What to see:

  • Puffins (6,000 pairs)
  • Manx Shearwaters (120,000 pairs)
  • Guillemots (10,000 pairs)
  • Razorbills
  • Choughs
  • Short Eared Owls
  • Skomer Voles
  • Grey Seals

Skomer Daily Landings

The Dale Princess runs daily at 10am, 11am and 12pm (29th March - 31st October). No Landings on Monday (except Bank Holidays). 

Adults £11.00 and under 16's £7.00 - NO ADVANCE BOOKING.
Landing fee of £10 for Adults, £9 for senior citizens & £5 for students (payable on the island). WTSWW members & children FREE.

Enquiries 01646 603123/ 603110/ 603109
Departure Point - Martin's Haven - SA62 3BJ

Skomer Cruises

Enjoy an hour's experience with the commentary of an expert naturalist as you take in some unique views from the water of Skomer's seabirds soaring around the cliff.

Departure times: Tues - Sun at 1pm. On Mondays trips are at 10.30am & 11.45am . (Except Bank Holidays).

Adults £12.00 and children £7.00 (including commentary) - NO ADVANCE BOOKING.

Enquiries 01646 603123
Departure Point - Martin's Haven - SA62 3BJ 


Seabird Spectacular

As the sun is setting on Skokholm and the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve, the Manx Shearwaters are rafting, awaiting the cover of darkness to return to their nests on these beautiful Pembrokeshire Islands. The darker it becomes, the noisier they become. These weekly cruises are an experience not to be missed as our expert guide will help you to enjoy the great rafts of Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills & Manx Shearwater as they return after a day's fishing from far out at sea.

Departure times: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 24th April - 10th August at 7pm.
Adults £14.00 and children £8.00

Book Now! 01646 603123
Departure Point - Martin's Haven - SA62 3BJ

 

There are no refreshments available on the island, but there is a toilet at the old farm. 

Testimonials

  • We cannot recommend Sanderling House highly enough. Well situated in Dale close to the sea front, Griffin Inn, yacht club and boat house and beautifully and extensively equipped. We were a family of 7 and 2 dogs and there was plenty of room for us all.Teenagers enjoyed the outside fire…
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  • We cannot recommend Sanderling House highly enough. Well situated in Dale close to the sea front, Griffin Inn, yacht club and boat house and beautifully and extensively equipped. We were a family of 7 and 2 dogs and there was plenty of room for us all.Teenagers enjoyed the outside fire…
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  • THird time myself and my family in this lovely house. So clean and well equipped. Lovely pub The Griffin was nearby for beautiful freshly caught seafood dishes. We ate outside at Sanderling when we could, such a novelty. Plenty of wildlife in the garden and reference books and binoculars in…
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  • 'Sanderling' is a beautifully presented property with all the best in home comforts. Superbly equipped with everything to help make your stay more enjoyable. We had a party of Seven which was never a problem as there is plenty of space in all of the rooms + bathrooms are fitted…
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  • Sanderling House is s beautifully presented home from home. It is incredibly well equipped and Jill, the owner, is clearly passionate about ensuring her guests want for nothing. Four good bedrooms provide plenty of room for eight people and the upstairs living room is very comfortable. The kitchen is extremely…
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