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Watch Puffins on Skomer Island, Hike the Welsh Coast and Swim in the Celtic Ocean
Watch Puffins on Skomer Island, Hike the Welsh Coast and Swim in the Celtic Ocean

Fri, 30 Jun



Watch Puffins on Skomer Island, Hike the Welsh Coast and Swim in the Celtic Ocean

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Time & Location

30 Jun 2023, 18:00 – 02 Jul 2023, 21:00

Haverfordwest, Skomer Island, Haverfordwest SA62 3BL, UK

About the Event

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path was the first National Trail in Wales – opened in 1970.

The southern trail of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path offers incredible views with a few options for a dip in the ocean. In fact, this trail crosses at least 3 beautiful sandy beaches, then takes us back up to red cliffs and past a castle!

On Sunday, we will hop on a boat for a leisurely sail to Skomer Island where we spend 4 blissful hours strolling and snapping pictures of puffins and other birds.

The puffin is one of the country's favourite birds and there are few better places to see them than on Skomer Island.

The puffin is unmistakable; once seen, never forgotten. With its beautiful markings, strikingly coloured bill and almost comic gait it is a bird that has endeared itself to millions. Though often known as a sea parrot, locally in Northumberland, the bird is known as a 'Tommy noddy'. It is a member of the auk family, alongside guillemots and razorbills - also present on the Islands.

We will have chances to go for a quick swim in the sea during our hikes, so don't forget your swimming suit and a light towel in your backpack :-)


This itinerary is only a guide and can be changed to allow for a better experience


Set off by private coach with 3 service station stops and go for our hike:


First a quick visit to the iconic Manorbier Castle for pictures, then follow the coastal path to Tenby Bay. We will walk along the coast stopping at Lydstep Haven, a secluded beach with loads of steps, for a lovely break and a quick swim for the brave and find some starfishes.

At Tenby, we will have time for fish and chips before heading off to our camping site.


Length: 11.87 km - 7.5 miles

Distance: 5 hours

Surface: Moderate

Difficulty: Medium

Total Ascent: 300 meters


10 am sail to Skomer Island

Drive to London at 3 pm. EAT in London 9 pm or earlier


Camping £199 per person - SNORERS, please choose this one, we will help you with your tent, we love you :-)

Bed in Bell Tent  £205 (5 real beds in a large bell tent)

Bed in Quad Room £215

Single Room £278

Boat crossing and island landing to see puffins £40


  • Full travel by private minibus from London
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Guided hikes
  • Tent for camping, if chosen


Meals, sleeping mat, sleeping bag or anything else not included above

You must buy a separate ticket for the boat ride if you want to see the puffins.


The minibus leaves from Hammersmith London at 7:00 am on Saturday and will take you around Pembrokeshire and back to London on Sunday.


Camping - bring your own tent or borrow one of ours for free


We will stop at 2 service stations on both ways of the drive to Pembrokeshire where we will have a chance to eat and for toilet breaks.

We will arrange our meals closer to the date.


- Sleeping bag (we have some to lend)

- Sleeping mat (no yoga mat)

- Hiking gear or gym clothes

- Hiking shoes or strong trainers

- Waterproof jacket

- Waterproof overtrousers (optional)

- Water bottle

- Backpack

- Hiking poles (optional)

- Swimming Suite for a dip in the ocean during the hike (optional)

You will be turned around from these hikes if you attend wearing:

- denim trouser

- plimsole shoes or shoes with poor grip


1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip. Please check your spam box.

2 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will make a full refund if the trip is cancelled for any reason.

By signing up for this trip you agree to our Terms and Conditions


  • Pembrokeshire Camping

    Includes full travel by minibus from Hammermith, London Does not include boat ride and Landing on Skomer Island

    +£4.23 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Skomer Island boat and landing

    +£1.13 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Skomer Self Drive

    You’ll need a vehicle for this trip.

    +£2.38 service fee
    Sale ended



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