Tourist Information Centre, Stena Line, Terminal 1, Isle of Anglesey, Holyhead, Gwynedd, Wales, LL65 1DQ

Tel No:  01407 762622  


A large car park, cafe in season, picnic area and bird hide.Good disabled access.

Opening and Closing Times:

Open all year round.

With a wonderful array of habitats and excellent coastal views Penrhos is a great place for wildlife.

Area Description:

A real classic site this with a variety of habitats all found within walking distance. Woodland, mudflats, open fields and open sea all make this a wonderful visit for any budding naturalist. The pathways are well marked and disabled access is quite good away from the farther reaches of the reserve.

Best times to visit:

Any time of year will reward the keen of eye but summer can be particularly busy with day visitors so early morning is preferred. Joined with a trip to South Stack RSPB a great day can be had.

Key Flora:

A nice diversity of common plants here with coastal and woodland habitats contributing to a good day list. Fungi are as yet an unexplored community but a promising amount seems probable on a planned autumn visit. Lichens are common and can take up many a good day with the identification process.

At the right time of year a good mooch around the rock pools can be very rewarding at Penrhos

Key Fauna:

Butterflies are numerous with a good selection of common species seen. Crabs and various molluscs are of a varied mix among exposed rock pools with Blennies abundant and easily observed with patience. General insect life is good with the woodland ponds attracting Dragon and Damselflies. The main draw at Penrhos has to be the birdwatching which is as diverse and rewarding as it promises to be. Pipits, wildfowl, waders, woodland species and the prospect of a rarity in passage season makes a visit to this excellent location a must. Little Egrets, Pale Bellied Brent Geese and passing Auks are regular with a good selection of finches thrown in for good measure.

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