Day trip ~ Skomer
Highlight of your holiday - Visiting Skomer Island.
Visits to Skokholm are also possible
On leaving Barley Villa bed and breakfast turn left and then right at the T-junction on a hill. This takes you to a crossroad joining the main B4327 road. At this crossroad take a left and continue straight along the B4327 until reaching Tavernput cross. At this crossroads turn left ( Brown embarkment sign for Skomer Island clearly seen at this point). Continue to the next T-junction and turn right. Just a few yards further on take the first right heading for Marloes. It takes roughly 15 to 20 minutes to get there. Drive throught the village of Marloes to the headland of Martin's Haven where there is a large manned car park run by The National Trust, where the car can be left (charges apply) while taking a journey to Skomer Island,
In Marloes there is a pub, coffee house/tea rooms, local shop and post office. Drive throught the village of Marloes to the headland of Martin's Haven.
Skomer Island, famous for its bird colonies, including puffins, wild flowers and fantastic views over St Brides Bay. An island of sheltered bays, exposed headlands, offshore rocks and shaded inlets, all painted with the graduated colours of lichen. The best location is The Wick; a sheer cliff carved with ledges that are ideally suited to nesting seabirds and easily viewed from the opposite cliff. This is also an excellent car park for starting a circular walk of the Pembrokeshire coastal path which includes the beautiful Marloes Sands.
Photographs on this page by Will Lewis.