Skomer Island and Puffins

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Itinerary: Train from London to Milford Haven in West Wales (5 hours). Taxi from station to The Marloes (10 miles). Stay at the Marloes. Walk to Martins Haven and catch the 10am ferry to Skomer Island(15 minutes ). Full day on the island.. Ferry back home . Go to Little Haven and have dinner at St Brides Pub. Next morning enjoy the beach then train back to London 5 hours). Take your lunch with you to the island, and you can rent cars instead at Haverfordwest where the train stops as well.

Skomer is one of many islands off the Pembrokeshire coast - there is also Skokhelm and Grasshelm. It is a gorgeous situation

Skomer is one of many islands off the Pembrokeshire coast - there is also Skokhelm and Grasshelm. It is a gorgeous situation

Boarding point for the ferry to Skomer Island (with ferry in the background). It is a small exposed boat rather than a ferry

Boarding point for the ferry to Skomer Island (with ferry in the background). It is a small exposed boat rather than a ferry

St Brides Inn in Little Haven. A wonderful place to eat dinner

Saint Brides Inn Saint Brides Pembrokeshire Wales

Marloes Sands Hostel |Coastal breaks in a stunning location |YHA | YHA Closest access place to stay if you are not using a car for this trip

YHA Broad Haven Hostel | Cheap Broad Haven Accommodation

Looking for accommodation in Broad Haven? Check out our 4* Hostel, suitable for families and situated in a scenic, remote wooded valley. Book direct at YHA.

Pembrokeshire Boat Trips - Pembrokeshire Islands - Skomer, Stokholm, and Sheerwater Boat Trips The link for hte ferry service. You can[t book it and it is 'first come first serve' basis. There is a limite of 250 people on the island at any time.

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Explanatory notes about why this island is so special - at the information centre at the Old Farm

Explanatory notes about why this island is so special - at the information centre at the Old Farm

The entirely island is more or less burrowed out by the rabbits introduced in the 1800s for farming for their pelts and meat. Their presence means the vegetation stands low across the island

The entirely island is more or less burrowed out by the rabbits introduced in the 1800s for farming for their pelts and meat. Their presence means the vegetation stands low across the island

You walk right past their nests as you go round the island and they are not scared of humans

You walk right past their nests as you go round the island and they are not scared of humans

There is a real variety of vegetation communitie acros the island including these beautiful mosses

There is a real variety of vegetation communitie acros the island including these beautiful mosses

Signpost at the Old Farm information centre where you can also stay in simple accommodation if you get in early enough to book it!

Signpost at the Old Farm information centre where you can also stay in simple accommodation if you get in early enough to book it!