Dream Island Getaway

Aerial view of Skokholm Island. Photo: Lucy Griffiths

Aerial view of Skokholm Island. Photo: Lucy Griffiths

Sunset over Skokholm

Sunset over Skokholm

Fancy a last minute getaway to a dream island off the coast of Pembrokeshire? We’ve still got a few spaces left for a beautifully wild stay on Skokholm Island.

If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway with a difference then look no further…Lying in the Celtic Sea two miles off the south west Pembrokeshire coast, Skokholm has its own charm and sense of remoteness with tall, sandstone cliffs and a wild landscape.

The island is approximately half a mile across at its widest point and a mile in length which makes it perfect for exploring. There are never more than 26 people on the island, that’s 10 acres of space for every visitor!

Skokholm Island National Nature Reserve is one of Wales’ most significant and spectacular sites. The island is bounded by stunning cliffs of old red sandstone. This has given rise to a coastline of deep bays and gullies, exposing much of the interesting underlying roack strata and a variety of red and purple hues.

August is a very special time on the island. It is the month that the Storm Petrels, Manx Shearwaters and Fulmers are feeding chicks and when autumn migration really begins. The island is a sea of colour, alive with insects and surrounded by Grey seals and Dolphins. There are often some fascinating migrants to look out for passing through at this time of year.

A short or long term stay on Skokholm is a must for any nature lover. Whether you’re planning your getaway for the summer or autumn, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Unlike Skomer, there are no day visitors on Skokholm making your stay extra special! Visitors can choose either 3 or 4 night stays. Visitor accommodation is located in the 18th Century Farmhouse and renovated quirky cow barns. The accommodation is self catering and produces solar energy for sustainable living.

Staying on Skokholm is basically off grid living. There is a self-catering kitchen where the cookers are powered by bottled gas (which have to ferried to and from the island), refrigeration and electric light are powered by solar power (please note there is no microwave). There is hot and cold running water (solar powered) to the bedrooms, a communal lounge in the cottage which has a multi fuel stove and there are no showers or heating.

For bookings please contact:

Email: islands@welshwildlife.org

Telephone: 01656 724100 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Skokholm cottage at night

Skokholm cottage at night