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Visiting the Islands

The Islands around St Davids are simply inspirational and majestic. They are a 'must visit' and can include Ramsey Island, Skomer, Grassholm, Skokholm and Caldey.

Ramsey is, perhaps, the most beautiful of all the islands. It's easy to reach and the boat is just ten minutes from our cottages. 

This is a breeding site for grey seals... and home to thousands of gulls, manx shearwaters, ravens, buzzards and auks.

Ramsey is totally spectacular and strangely attractive, having been battered by the sea and wind for centuries!

Skomer is the largest of the Pembrokeshire islands and globally recognised for a growing population of puffins, who visit each year from April to August.

They are very friendly and can be observed 'close up'.

In late May, you will experience the millions of bluebells and red Campion, which create an extraordinary carpet.

Grassholm is remote and eight miles off the coast.

It is well known for its wildlife and, especially, for a large colony of gannets… the third, most important population in the world.

Gannets are the most wonderful seabirds and glide effortlessly, low over the water.

The trip to Grassholm often benefits from seeing dolphins, porpoises and a large number of seals, who sun themselves on the rocks!

Skokholm is 3 miles off the Dale Peninsula and has a very tranquil landscape.

There is a flourishing population of Manx shearwaters, as well as puffins and razorbills.

And there are the usual, majestic, Atlantic grey seals, that bask on the rocks at low-water, as well as occasional sights of Risso's dolphins.

Caldey Island isn't inhabited and lies just 2 miles off the Tenby coast.

It used to be inhabited by monks from the 12th century... as well as pirates and smugglers.

Caldey also offers lovely walks, beautiful beaches and an ancient monastery!