Welcome to Skomer, Skokholm & Grassholm Islands
The rocky islands that lie in the turbulent, tide-ripped waters at the south end of St Brides Bay form one of the richest wildlife environments in Britain. In the nesting season, Skomer and Skokholm Islands are home to more than half a million sea birds, including guillemots, razorbills, puffins, storm petrels and a significant colony of Manx shearwaters. These unusual birds nest in burrows and after a day spent feeding at sea return to their nests under the cover of darkness. Grey seals are also plentiful on Skomer, especially in the pupping season (September).
Eleven miles offshore, Grassholm Island has one of the largest gannet colonies in the northern hemisphere, with 39,000 breeding pairs. Landing is not permitted.