Located on Holy Island, North West Coast of Anglesey, South Stack Cliffs is a Nature Reserve run by the RSPB. The South Stack Cliffs is a popular and unique place. It is unique due to the presence of a small yellow flower known as the Spathulate Fleawort which can only be found here in the whole world.

Besides that, the cliffs are best known for their amazing wildlife. Wildlife such as Puffins, Choughs, Razorbills, Peregrine Falcons, Kestrels, Kittiwakes, Guillemots and Fulmars are found here. Besides birds, if you bring your binoculars, you might get to see a few dolphins out at sea too. The best time to visit is in the season of spring and summer. This is when the heathland at South Stack Cliffs becomes a burst of colours.

Things to do:

Bird Watching:

South Stack Cliffs are popular for their Seabird Colonies. Bring along your binoculars to get a close look of the Puffins and Choughs.


The South Stack Cliffs RSPB reserve helps to conserve the Silver-Studded Blue Butterfly. You might just get a chance to get a glimpse of this rare butterfly.

Ellin’s Tower:

It is a seabird centre open to the public from where they can watch birds from.


A shop at South Stack holds bird food, binoculars to hire, telescopes, books and nest boxes.


You can bring your dogs along as long as they are going to behave well and on a lead.


There are three trails at South Stack Cliffs which are available for walking or strolls.

Picnic Area:

There is a picnic area near the Visitor Centre where you can play out your picnics with your family.

Visitor Centre:

A place where you can have some refreshments at.

How to get there:

There is no public transport at the reserve. Though there are taxis readily available at the Holy Island Railway Station, which is 3 miles away.


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