Enjoy Pembrokeshire

Health Benefits - Wildlife Watching

Physical Health

  • Depends how you are spotting the wildlife.

Mental Health

  • Being active in the fresh air and landscape is great for your mental health.
  • Seeing and learning about other living creatures is good for your sense of well-being.
  • Sharing your experiences with others will boost your self-esteem and confidence.

Rehab and Recovery

  • Wildlife watching can be a valuable part of a programme to help you on your road to recovery.
  • Many operators have facilities to ensure that people with disabilities can go and enjoy wildlife watching too.


  • Sharing the experience of seeing something special with others is a great way to develop friendships.
  • There are many wildlife watch groups, including those that meet up regularly to social events to see something a bit different such as bats!

Weight Management

  • Walking as you go to find wildlife is a great way to weave exercise into enjoyable, interesting activity.

Healthy You

Pembrokeshire offers many ways of improving your health, from increasing stamina/strength, losing weight or improving your positive mental health and wellbeing.


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