- Elephant Beach on Pebble Island is the longest sand beach in the Falklands at 6.4 kilometres (4 miles). Dolphins frequently swim along the coastline and the beach makes a lovely route from the settlement to the eastern end of the island where various species of waterfowl can be seen on the numerous ponds. Pebble Island is a popular destination for island-hopping visitors.
- Volunteer Beach is part of Johnson’s Harbour Farm on East Falkland. This spectacular white sand beach is 3.2 kilometres (2 miles) long, bordered by high grassy banks leading to rolling greens and home to the Falklands’ largest colony of king penguins as well as a variety of other birds. The whole area is a cacophony of amazing sounds, including the whistling noises of juvenile king penguins, and definitely ranks as one of the best experiences for day-trippers and long-stay visitors alike.
- If you want to get off the beaten track, then Paloma Beach is the perfect choice. Situated on Smylies Farm in the north-west corner of East Falkland, Paloma Beach is a favourite of many Islanders. The Picos Mountains, fingers of rock pointing to the sky, form the backdrop to this stunning beach which is home to an array of wildlife including Magellanic penguins.
- Bertha’s Beach is an easy day trip from Stanley and Mount Pleasant Complex. Located on Fitzroy Farm, the beach is a great wildlife site with gentoo and Magellanic penguins on the beach itself and many waterfowl at nearby ponds.
- Just 8 kilometres (5 miles) from central Stanley is Surf Bay, the most accessible beach for many on the Islands but nevertheless, an incredibly beautiful, long stretch of gorgeous white sand. Popular with families, this is a great place to take a stroll or even a paddle. Find a sheltered cove and dig sandcastles, explore the rockpools or simply sit and admire the view.
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