Skomer Island - a Pembrokeshire gem

Skomer Island

Skomer is a magical place to visit, a haven for wildlife it is most well known for its puffins, yet there is so much more to the bird paradise.

Off the coast of Pembrokeshire this island, with its sister island Skokholm, is surrounded by some of the richest waters for wildlife off the British Isles. The seas are full of fantastic wildlife, from delightfully coloured sea slugs to magnificent cetaceans. The island itself attracts a huge array of wildlife which shelters in its bays and inlets.

Razorbill on Skomer

Razorbill on Skomer Chris Taylor

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)

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. 

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 below or failing that you can call 01646 636800.

You can also help support the wildlife on Skomer Island by adopting either a puffin or a seal from us. This kind of support enables us to do the important scientific work on this island.