The South Stack Cliffs and Seabird Centre
The South Stack Cliffs and Seabird Centre offers a chance for visitors to get close to many seabirds and to discover more about their way of life.
There is an information centre at Ellins Tower on the reserve which also provides binoculars and telescopes. The centre has live television pictures to give an even closer view of the birds. The tower is accessed by a steep flight of steps and for those visitors who would find the steps difficult there is a special viewpoint in front of the tower.
Among the birds that are usually in the area are guillemots, puffins, peregrines and razorbills. Out to sea it is sometimes possible to see dolphins and porpoises.
The South Stack Cliffs Reserve covers large heathland areas and there is a network of paths open to the public at all times. Children should be well supervised as these paths cross a mixture of coastal and heathland terrain and some pass close to cliff edges. The general nature of the area means that many of the paths are steep and have a rocky surface, making access difficult for anyone with impaired mobility. There is, however, a well-surfaced track which runs from the RSPB car park into the heathland and onto the viewpoint in front of Ellins Tower. This track has many benches along the way.
The Reserve has a tea room for visitors and there is a car park with three spaces reserved for disabled visitors. The cafe is mostly on same level as the entrance to the visitor centre, as are the toilets.
The site is accessible by car or train, the nearest station being Holyhead.