Wildlife

Apart from the famous offshore islands (see “The Islands”), there is plenty to see in this part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Grey seals can often be seen in the waters around Marloes Deer Park at Martin’s Haven (3.5 km), and breed on the beaches there in late summer and autumn. Porpoises and seabirds can also be seen from the headlands.

From the coast path you are likely to see chough, buzzards and ravens, and sometimes peregrine falcons, along with the smaller coastal birds such as whitethroats, linnets, skylarks, meadow pipits and stonechats.

On the mudflats and lagoons of the Gann estuary at Dale (5 mins drive) can be seen geese, ducks, gulls, egrets, and many species of wader.

On Marloes Mere (2 km from the house) two bird-hides have been built to watch water-birds.

In spring and autumn Marloes Mere, Marloes Deer Park, Dale lagoons and Dale Airfield are very popular sites for birdwatchers to catch passing migrants.

Wildflowers are abundant along the coast path, and can be seen in profusion on the cliffs and islands.

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