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Nature Reserve:RSPB South Stack Cliffs Reserve

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RSPB South Stack

RSPB South Stack

Image Credit: Ben Hall
RSPB South Stack

Nature Reserve, free entry

South Stack Road,
LL65 1YH



South Stack Cliffs is a reserve which encompasses the habitats of heathland, farmland, cliffs, coast and ocean. The reserve is especially important for its breeding choughs, with approximately 10 pairs. We are maintaining the heathland and farmland to provide suitable nesting and feeding conditions.

Healthy heath - The reserve’s heathland is part of the largest area of maritime heath in North Wales. Besides choughs, this important habitat supports the endemic plant spatulate fleawort, and the uncommon silver-studded blue butterfly, plus adders and common lizards. Controlled burning helps us to manage this habitat.

The sea cliffs provide nest sites for as many as 9,000 seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwake and fulmars. Other birds to use this habitat include peregrines and ravens.

The scenic beauty of the reserve, together with its seabird spectacle, operational lighthouse and many sites of geological and archaeological interest, make it very popular with visitors. Around 180,000 people visit the reserve every year.

The visitro centre, cafe and shop are open 7 days a week 10am-5pm except Christmas Day

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Opening Details

Open all the time

The reserve is open all year round. The Visitor Centre, shop and café are open 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day.


Free entry

Free Entry but donations to help continue the work here are welcome.

CAR PARK - Charges apply from 9am - 5pm, from 1st November 2021 to 14th March 2022.

Parking for cars and vans is £1.50 for up to 2 hours, £2.50 all day.
Parking is free to RSPB members (if membership card is displayed on the dashboard), Blue Badge holders (3 spaces) and motorcyclists.
Anglesey residents can purchase a £20 annual pass (see below).


South Stack Road,
LL65 1YH


Plan route to RSPB South Stack Cliffs Reserve using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 213820  Lat: 53.30522 Long: -4.68284

Take the A55 across Anglesey directly into Holyhead and follow signs to the town centre. From here, the reserve is signposted on brown road signs and is about 3 miles away.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups