Home to an exciting diversity of flora, fauna & spectacular scenery
Skokholm Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Skokholm has been owned by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales since 2006 and lies just south of Skomer.
The island is roughly a mile in length and half a mile across at its widest point. Set in a Marine Nature Reserve this island is part of a wildlife spectacle.
Surrounded by reefs and rich seas, the island supports an incredible diversity of wildlife, including thousands of puffins and Manx shearwaters, a large population of storm petrels, plus there are often some fascinating migrants passing through, as well as being covered in a stunning array of wildflowers and lichens.
In the seas around the island you can see Risso’s dolphins, harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seals whilst a little further out larger cetaceans can be spotted. It’s an incredible place to visit.
Overnight accommodation for limited numbers is available for a short time each year. The accommodation has undergone a facelift thanks to a willing bunch of volunteers and the ‘Friends of the Islands’.There are four twin rooms and one double bedded room in the renovated cowsheds, one twin room and four single rooms in the cottage, plus a further two twin rooms in the warden’s old quarters.
Skokholm Island is a wild and beautiful place to stay, quieter and smaller than its sister, Skomer.
How to get there
Landing is not permitted on the island apart from organised day trips, check out The Wildlife Trust website for details, or for those with an accommodation booking, for which specially arranged boats are used.
A great way to see Skokholm is on a wildlife safari or an evening boat cruise which is especially good for viewing rafts of birds heading back to their chicks.