Wales - St David's and Pembrokeshire

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8. Skomer Island

Top 10 ten places to visit in Wales - Pembrokeshire

Visit Skomer Island

Skomer Island is a National Nature Reserve off the Pembrokeshire coast, about one and a half miles long and one mile wide. Volcanic rocks make the scenery spectacular, with hosts of wild flowers in early summer, and Atlantic Grey Seals in autumn. It is the home of nearly half a million seabirds, including over ten thousand endearing Puffin, and a hundred thousand secretive Manx Shearwaters.

Boat trips to the island run from Martin's Haven between April and October.
Skomer Island Address:
Skomer Island
Wales, UK

Skomer Island Opening Times:
Day visits take place Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, from 1st April to 31st October - weather permitting.

Skomer can cater for up to 250 visitors each day, via a 15 - 20 minutes boat ride from Martin’s Haven departing at 10.00am, 11.00am, and 12.00pm
Return boats generally run between 3.00pm and 4.00pm but the boatman will advise on the day

Skomer Island Admission:
Fare payable on boat
Adults £8.00
Children £6.00

Wildlife Trust Island Landing Fee (payable on island)
Adults £6.00
Senior Citizens £5.00
Students £3.00
Children under 16 Free
Members of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales £3.00

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Please note:
It is currently not possible to pre-book day visits to Skomer Island and embarkation is strictly on a first-come-first-served basis. Sailings to Skomer are weather dependent.

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