Skomer Island


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Skomers wildlife


Events on Skomer

Events on Skomer

Welcome to Skomer Island!

The ultimate wildlife adventure awaits…

Whether you looking for an island adventure, a wildlife haven or relaxing getaway then Skomer is the island for you…

Located less than a mile off the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, Skomer is truly a wonderful place to visit for the day or stay overnight.

Well known for its Puffins, yet there is so much more to the bird paradise including Manx Shearwaters, Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, Atlantic Grey Seal, Razorbills, Gannets, Fulmars and the unique Skomer Vole. The island is surrounded by some of the richest waters for wildlife off the British Isles from delightfully coloured sea slugs to magnificent cetaceans.

During spring the Island is covered in a display of beautiful bluebells so vast that the whole island appears blue! The old fields, the valleys, the cliff tops. No part of the island is spared from this bluebell explosion. If it wasn’t for the rugged landscape you might think you’d got a boat to a Dutch tulip farm by mistake. A shade of pink is added to the island’s colour during the summer as swathes of Campion cloak landscape.

To gain an insight into the world and work of Skomer’s wardens, please read their blog on the trials and tribulations of being an island warden. You can also download some Frequently Asked Questions about Skomer (440 kb).

If you are looking for a really wild experience? Join our Islands Team and volunteer on Skomer.

Check out our exciting Skomer Events page to see what you could experience on this special island.

By becoming a member of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales you will be supporting our work on the island and you will be helping us with our work on our many other sites across south and west Wales. Please join us now and get free landing on Skomer.

To find out if the boats are going you can check out our Twitter feed or failing that you can call 01646 636800.

This kind of support enables us to do important scientific work on the island.

Skomer Guillemot by Dave Boyle

Skomer Guillemot by Dave Boyle


Adopt a puffin or a seal

Skomer is a fantastic destination for birdwatching and it regularly turns up some locally uncommon, scarce and rare birds. We run regular guided bird walks and guided weekend migration trips in conjunction with Dave Astins from West Coast Birdwatching, the details of which can be found on our events page. Dave is a renowned guide within Pembrokeshire and has been birdwatching here for over 26 years. There have been many highlights from Dave’s guided walks on Skomer but the main one that sticks out for him was the sighting of three Golden Orioles on 11th May 2015, only the second time he has seen them in Pembrokeshire!

Skomer is a photographer’s paradise and professional photographer and lecturer Andy Davies, in association with the Trust, runs regular workshops from the beginning of April until the end of October.  Andy provides hands-on expert guidance to small groups in taking control of their camera to capture memorable images.

Whether a complete beginner, enthusiast, aspiring professional or seasoned photographer, Andy caters for all levels in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. There is plenty of time throughout the workshop for one-to-one tuition when topics of your interest can be explored. Discounts available for Trust members.