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Flatholm Nature Reserve

#255 of 530 things to do in Southern Wales Features Animals
Off the Coast of Cardiff, Bristol Channel, Wales
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A brilliant experience

Vic & I booked a trip to Flat Holm on Easter Sunday, We used Cardiff Sea Safaris from the Bay which... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Jack J
Farnham, United Kingdom
Flat Holm - Not Flat!

Visited here on a glorious sunny day. The ferry boat Westward Ho (without the exclamation mark... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
john h
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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Small island and nature reserve off the coast of South Wales features gun emplacements from the Napoleonic Wars and relics from World War II.
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Off the Coast of Cardiff, Bristol Channel, Wales
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Vic & I booked a trip to Flat Holm on Easter Sunday, We used Cardiff Sea Safaris from the Bay which were awesome. A truly professional outfit with great kit (that RIB is so quick!!!) What a great place, fascinating history and stunning location. Wildlife...More

Thank Jack J
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visited here on a glorious sunny day. The ferry boat Westward Ho (without the exclamation mark) drives up the beach like a WW11 landing craft and you disembark via the ramp at the front. Then its a walk across the pebbly beach to the path...More

Thank john h
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It's not something you would do every month, but it's definitely something you should do. Important, food, drink, sun cream, back pack, jacket and secured hat and glasses. Parking was £5.50 just up the road from Michael Angelo's on Raglan Place, it's 24 hours, so...More

Thank Crossfit C
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A great day out starting with a boat trip from Weston-super-Mare, island staff are very friendly and very knowledgeable and interesting. So much recent history on the island as well as the birds. So something for everyone.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Flatholm Island We have looked at FlatHolm Island for years and never travelled over there but that was put to rights on Saturday. What a brilliant day out, so full of history and the staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. A short boat trip was very...More

Thank callan25
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Depending on the tides 10 am from Penarth 6 pm back 5 hours on the island all can be accomplished in 3 the other 2 relax soak up the isolation If you don't like seagulls don't bother Sense that visiting is milking tourists but then...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Was here as a gift and what a great afternoon spent on this slightly wild island. Mad journey by rib boat to the island. Visitors limited to twice a month. The island is home to eating gannets, bunnies and Welsh black sheep plus peregrine falcons...More

Thank maggie1966
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Visited here in August last year. What an epic little island! There are far too many seagulls flying above which is the only thing that put me off - though the weather was fantastic and there were a few cool geocaches on the island with...More

Thank WelshClockwork
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Excellent afternoon away from it all. Started from Cardiff Bay Barrage where a nice gentleman in a Bush Hat gave us a parking token to park for free. We later discovered he was accompaning us on board the World's smallest Vehicle Ferry (space for one...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 22 July 2015

First of all we were given a free car parking token. Luckily we hadn't already paid! The boat trip out was smooth and the beach landing good. There was a walk up a steepish pebbly beach before we got onto the island proper. There was...More

Thank KerryDIY
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