Ramsey Island

Wales  >  United Kingdom

Island owned by the RSPB with a large variety of wildlife, including both bird and seal colonies.

Added* by Kor
Most recent update 12 February 2020


The beautiful cliff faces of this island form great locations for colonies of many different birds, including Red-billed Chough, Northern Fulmar, Razorbill, Manx Shearwater, Common Guillemot, Northern Gannet, Peregrine Falcon and Eurasian Kestrel, with grey seals populating some of the beaches. Many of these can be observed quite well from both the island itself or from the water. Other birds, such as Little Owl and Northern Wheatear, are also present on the island.



The island itself is only accessible via a small ferry from St Justinian's, which can be booked in advance via http://www.ramseyisland.com/

You can also book different trips around the island.

Terrain and Habitat

Sea , Grassland , Moors/heathland


Hilly , Flat , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer , Autumn

Best time to visit



Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Only a limited number of people are allowed onto the island each day, making it easy to watch the birds undisturbed.

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