Musselwick, St. Brides Bay
Atlantic Grey Seals at the Deer Park
Pembrokeshire offers a wide variety of attractions ranging from historical sites, boat trips, seabirds, wildflowers, outdoor activities both on and off the water, children's attractions and all surrounded by spectacular scenery.
The main season for breeding seabirds is from March until end July/early September. The ever-popular puffins return in mid/end March and are seen until approximately the end of July. Razorbills and guillemots and other sea birds are also seen in great numbers around the islands of Skomer and Skokholm.
The Manx shearwaters return to the islands in midMarch and the last fledglings have left by the end of September. Choughs may be seen around the area all the year round, a popular spot is the Deer Park by Martin's Haven. Boat trips are available from Martin's Haven near Marloes to the nearby islands. There are trips to and around Skomer Island (some landing), to Skokholm (non-landing) and to Grassholm Island (non-landing). Gannets are seen in great numbers diving for fish around Grassholm Island. Grey seals may be seen all through the year. The white seal pups start arriving in mid August and in greater numbers through September and October. Porpoises and dolphins may sometimes be seen.
Pembrokeshire is well known for its abundance of wild flowers. Primroses and celandines herald the arrival of the new season accompanied by gorse. Carpets of bluebells closely follow this. Thrift and Squill may be found along the coastal paths. Later in the summer the red campion is in flower. Numerous species of lichens and mosses are found all around the coastal area.
Puffins, Skomer Island
Old Burial Chamber, Pentre Ifan