As the long slog of winter comes to an end, spring brings bright hedgerows, woodlands carpeted with spring flowers and a huge array of wildlife in Pembrokeshire.
Pembrokeshire’s unspoilt coast and countryside is a wildlife lovers haven. With colonies of sea birds, seals, puffins and otters to spot, there are plenty of hotspots to catch a glimpse of the beautiful wildlife in this corner of south Wales.
Top 5 places to spot wildlife in Pembrokeshire…
These two islands play host to colonies of seabirds – puffins, guillemots, razorbills and more! Take a short ferry trip to the extraordinary islands and you can find yourself up close and personal with a number of birds. The Puffins have no fear of visitors and will often walk straight over your feet!
This nature reserve has plenty to offer no matter what time of year you choose to visit. In the springtime the reserve woodlands are filled with wild garlic and bluebells, with lakes covered in lilies by late May. Autumn and winter are a great time to see the migrating birds, robins and blue tits are even known to be willing to feed from your hand! A real highlight for many is the chance to see otters in the wild, with two families living in the lakes.
One of the best mainland sites to see grey seals. Using two coves in the headland to raise their young, seals and their pups can be seen here from the end of August to the end of December. Take a seat on the cliff and listen to the pups in the cliffs below, it’s quite the experience!
At nearly 120 meters the western cliffs on this island are among the highest in Wales! Home to ravens, peregrines and buzzards, the Island is home to a 3.5 mile trail which offers an excellent way to explore the island. Each autumn the island’s beaches and coves become home to serval hundred seal pups. There is even a small shop on the island! Enjoy a round island boat trip to take in all the best sights of the huge western cliffs and fluffy while seal pups!
This charming fisherman’s cove is home to a sandy beach which, when exposed at low tide, you can find a range of rock pools. If you look close enough you can spot a wide diversity of marine plants and animals including snakelocks, shanny fish and anemones. The reef surrounding the cove is ideal for snorkelling with reef fish swimming around the kelp and rock crevices.
Now is the perfect time to secure your holiday and take the opportunity to explore the wildlife in Pembrokeshire. At Amroth castle we have an excellent range of self-catering accommodation for you to choose from, each of which makes for the perfect base for your adventures!