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Island of Skomer

Skomer Island is about three miles off the west coast of Pembrokeshire and is well worth a visit. Apart from the beauty of Skomer, there are many species of sea bird, including puffins, manx shearwaters, guillemots and razorbills on view.


Seals regularly sun themselves on the water's edge and it is possible to see porpoise or even dolphins. Skomer also has Britain's largest undisturbed prehistoric Iron Age settlement, with hut circles, cemeteries and field systems from 2000BC.

Dale Sailing runs several boat trips to Skomer and nearby islands such as Skokholm and Grassholm which is an RSPB reserve. Some boats land to view the bird life, whilst others just travel round the island.

These pictures were taken in 2008 on a trip around Skomer Island that started from Martin's Haven (12 miles west of Milford Haven).

Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire
The boat to the Island of Skomer departed from pretty Martin's Haven
(the pier shown below is on the right of the beach)

Martin's Haven Pier
(above) The rather precarious way on to the boat


(right) Some of the stunning scenery on Skomer

Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire
Island of Skomer, Pembrokeshire
The rugged coastline of Skomer Island

Birdlife on Skomer
Nesting birds on the Skomer cliffs

Walkers on Skomer
Walkers look small on Skomer's cliff tops
Puffins in Pembrokeshire
Pufffins are plentiful off the Skomer coast
Seal on the rocks of Skomer Island
A seal basks on Skomer's rocks
Seals off Pembrokeshire's Skomer Island
More seals on Skomer's coast
Seals on Skomer
A colony of five seals

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