Puffins are unmistakable birds with their black and white bodies, their colourful beaks, and their orange legs. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands and Pembrokeshire is the perfect place to spot a puffin or two!
Where can I see them?
The best place to see puffins in Pembrokeshire is Skomer Island. It is situated less than a mile off the Pembrokeshire coast and accessed via boat from Martin’s Haven. You can either access the island itself and discover the puffins on land or you can take a boat trip with Pembrokeshire Island Boat Trips and cruise around the island keeping a lookout for them nestling in the cliffs.
When is the best time to see them?
The puffins are in Pembrokeshire from April to August but the best time to see them is from mid-June to mid-July.
A group of puffins has several names including colony, puffinry, burrow, gathering and our personal favourite, a circus!
They have been nicknamed the ‘sea parrots’.
During the winter a puffins beak changes colour to a dull grey, not the usual bright orange we are used to seeing.
Puffins can dive up to 60m underwater when searching for their favourite fish, that means not only are they great at flying but they’re pretty good at swimming too.
Why Puffin Cottage Holidays?
Puffin Cottage Holidays is a family run business, the family were on a boat trip around Skomer Island one day and were discussing what to call their new venture. When the children saw the puffins, they thought it would be the perfect name, especially as puffins are famous in Pembrokeshire! And so, Puffin Cottage Holidays was born!
Based in South Pembrokeshire, Puffin Cottage Holidays are a family run business, with a wealth of knowledge on the area and the local attractions and have been successfully letting holiday accommodation for over 15 years.
We aim to provide our customers with excellent service before, during and after your holiday, making your break away from home as enjoyable, relaxing and hassle free as possible. We understand that you may lead a busy life which is why we make ourselves available out of hours and on weekends, so that we can help you find your perfect holiday at a time convenient to you and if there is anything we can do to make your holiday more special just let us know.
Remember we specialise in all sorts of properties whether you are looking for Sea Views, Pet Friendly, Character, Rural, Hot Tubs, Lodges, Apartments, Cottages, Pods and keep close to our website for the best late deals!
We are in the process of building up our portfolio of properties, so if you have a property that you would like to let with us, please take a look at our Property owners page and contact us for more details. Our current properties are predominantly based in Tenby, Saundersfoot, Penally and surrounding areas therefore access to Pembrokeshires award winning beaches is never too far away!
Date: 21 June 2023