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Dolphins and Whales of Pembrokeshire

If you are planning on taking a short break in Wales at any time of year don’t forget to experience one of the regions finest attractions. No it’s not the breathtaking scenery or the delicious local produce, it’s the wildlife.

There is a whole fascinating range of wildlife to be seen in Pembrokeshire, many of which you will have difficulty finding anywhere else in the country. Some of these rare animals, rare to the rest of the country anyway, include the Puffin, Grey Seal and a number of different Dolphins, Whales and Porpoises.

In Cardigan Bay over a hundred Bottlenose Dolphins live there permanently along side even more of their cousins, the Harbour Porpoises. Thousands more of visiting dolphins visit the coastline each year, often they are with their young calves. Dolphins aren’t the only visitors to the Pembrokeshire coastline; different types of Whale can also be seen. Large Whales such as the Fin Whale can be seen on their way up the Irish Sea as well as some smaller whales such as the Minke Whale.

If you want to spot the Dolphins the coastline between Poppit and Fishguard is perhaps your best bet, while Porpoises can be seen between Poppit and Strumble. There are regular Whale and Dolphin watching trips which sail from St Justinians.

If you are a lover of these beautiful animals then a Pembrokeshire Cottage Holiday may be just a perfect opportunity for you to get a little closer to them.

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