Enjoy Pembrokeshire

Wildlife Watching

Pembrokeshire is a paradise for wildlife lovers. Its rocky shores, cliff-top grassland, estuary mud-flats, ancient woodland, lowland heath and upland moor make up a mosaic of special habitats.

Protected by the National Park, these provide sanctuary for many rare and endangered plants and animals. Pembrokeshire is unrivalled for seabirds and includes some of the world's biggest colonies of Manx shearwaters and gannets.

  • From the Coast Path you'll see grey seals, which breed here in early autumn while porpoises, dolphins and the occasional whale or basking shark also frequent these seas.
  • Away from the coast, rare plants and insects flourish in woodland, heath and marsh areas seldom explored by the general visitor.

Top Tips

  • There are a number of fantastic guide books that will help you identify some of the flora and fauna found here. You can also help out by recording some of the interesting species by using the web links below.
  • Please help minimise any disturbance to wildlife and follow the codes of conduct.

Healthy You

Going out to spot wildlife can require you to get out into the wilds, however many places have excellent walkways and are suitable for wheelchairs.


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