Off Cardiff Bay
Cardiff, United Kingdom
tel: +44 870 121 1258(Tourist Information)
Flat Holm Island is the most southerly point of Wales, and is 8km from Cardiff. Over the years Flat Holm has been a retreat for monks, a sanctuary for cholera victims, silver miners and smugglers, and home to gun emplacements. Today Flat Holm is a nature reserve managed by the Flat Holm Project Team, and day trips to the island are available from Cardiff between March and October. The island is home to large breeding colonies of Lesser and Greater Black-Backed Gulls, as well as Herring Gulls, and also boasts rare plants such as Rock Sea-Lavender and Wild Leeks, and Slow Worms with unusual markings.