Four of the best places to view dolphins in Wales

Four of the best places to view dolphins in Wales


Posted 8th Mar 2018


There are numerous locations along the Welsh coast where you can take in some truly wonderful sights

Cardigan Bay

Well known for the breath-taking scenery and unique coastline, Cardigan Bay is home to the biggest pod of dolphins to be found in the UK. Bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises will delight visitors on a daily basis, while Atlantic grey seals are viewable all year round. Boat trips are available every day, making it the perfect sight-seeing day.

Ceredigion, St Davids

Embark on a voyage of discovery at St Davids, where the art of whale and dolphin watching in West Wales has been perfected. The detailed knowledge of Pembrokeshire's coastal and offshore waters ensure regular sightings of resident and migrating dolphins and orca whales. With award-winning beaches and iconic harbours to boot, Ceredigion coast is certainly something to add to the bucket sight-seeing list.

Bardsey Island

Found some three km (two miles) off the coast of the Llyn Peninsula, in Northwest Wales, Bardsey Island is internationally renowned for its wealth of wildlife. There are no televisions, cars, telephones and virtually no inhabitants, making Bardsey Island ideal for the picture-perfect wildlife adventure. You can take a cruise around the island to watch seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales while finding out about the region's maritime history.

Newport Bay, Pembrokeshire

The deep blue sea, beautiful rocky coast and smooth white sand of Newport Bay is the ideal location for seeing whales, dolphins and porpoises. Previous sightings include a blue whale and even a great white. This is helped by nutrient rich waters which flow in from the Atlantic, creating the perfect feeding and breeding grounds for over a hundred resident bottlenose dolphins. Dolphins will travel to Newport Bay from Cardigan Bay and, if that's not enough of a reason to visit Newport Bay during the summer months, the sight of hundreds of visiting dolphins with their young calves could be.

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