Wildlife on the Welsh coast

There's a huge variety of wildlife that call the Welsh coastline home for at least part of the year. Here's a brief selection of what you might encounter, with a bit of luck.

Otters swimming at Bosherston Lily Ponds

Meet Stackpole's wildlife

Stackpole's home to all kinds of creatures, from the infamous otters to the largest colony of greater horseshoe bats in Wales.

A view Penbryn Beach, in Ceredigion taken from the dunes

Gwen Potter's summer by the sea 

Our Ceredigion ranger Gwen Potter reflects on a summer full of butterfly displays, surprising tree antics and wildlife wins in the meadows.

Llanerchaeron’s park land meadow, Ceredigion

Save our Magnificent Meadows

Hay meadows, important grassland habitats, over recent years, have faced national decline. In Ceredigion we’ve been working to restore our meadows as part of the 'Save our Magnificent Meadows' project.

Bell heather and western gorse

Marloes' heathland habitat

Pembrokeshire has some of the largest expanses of coastal heathland in Britain; discover how we’re helping the habitat flourish at Marloes.

Welsh Black cattle grazing in Pembrokeshire heathlan

Pembrokeshire Heathland Beef 

Enjoy both stunning coastal scenery and the delicious premium quality beef it brings, thanks to the Cig Tir Comin – Pembrokeshire Heathland Beef scheme.