Top 5 Wildlife Spots in Wales

Red Kit

Wales and its majestic coastline, stunning mountain range and luscious, green countryside, finds a place in the heart of everyone who visits. The diverse landscape is home to 1000’s of species of birds and animals but here is a list of our top five places to see wildlife in Wales, along with a bonus activity at the bottom.


There are 100 dolphins on the Southwest coast of Wales making the place for you that have always dreamed of watching a dolphin in the open sea. Walk along the beautiful blue flag beaches with a pair of binoculars or sail along the coastline while seeing the Welsh coast from a unique point of view on one of the boat tours.

Between Cardigan and LLanarth, you can find many dolphin tours specialist and these are some of the best places to see Dolphins. We have often seen Dolphins in  LLangranog and have been lucky enough for them to come to say hello once while we were swimming there.


Grey Seals 

The favourite mammals of the Welsh are Atlantic Grey Seals easily visible in the country’s coastal waters. They live and surround the beautiful sanctuary islands of Skomer, Skokholm, Ramsey and Caldey in Western Wales. But on the headland in Porthdinllaen, in North Wales, the largest resident colony is located.

From August to December, during their breeding season, you’ll see lovely little animals with thick, soft silky white fur lying along the beach or in rocky shelves basking the autumn sun and listening to their “songs.” They are fed with their mother’s milk and then as they get older they move out to the sea on the lookout for fish. You may also see the adult surfing the waves along the beach.

Red Kit

The wild, skilful and acrobatic red kit is one of the reasons many people visit the  middle of the country. There is estimated to be more than 1000 breeding pairs in Wales after they had been pushed to close extinction. The great conservation effort has lead to the strong and promising return of this heavenly predator. The areas of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire has the most Red Skit and are often seen spectacularly soaring in the sky, but they have spread all over Wales. It has a forked tail and impressive span with a streamlined body, making it very easy to distinguish the kit from any other bird. 


A hidden and untouched haven for wildlife is just a mile from the coast of Pembrokeshire. Many birds live on the relatively small island, including razorbills, gannets and fulmars, but many visitors come to see the always recognizable puffins. The breeding population of puffins on the island in the spring and early summer reaches an incredible 6,000 when pairs begin nesting in April and breeding their young until they are ready to leave the nest at the end of July.


The slow-flowing waterway, wild hedgerows, paths and landscapes which surrounds the Monmouthshire and the Brecon Canal, turn it into a haven for wildlife. Sightings of a colourful and vibrant King Fisher, who dances between the canal and surrounding landscape.

Whats your favourite animal experience in Wales?

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