Gypsy Cove, Falkland Islands

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Island Inspiration

  1. Bird Watching
    The Falkland Islands offer an unparalleled and unique bird watching experience. Huge colonies of iconic penguin species share their world with magnificent albatrosses and southern giant petrels, while cormorants breed on the Islands. The striated caracara, locally referred as Johnny rook, an infamous bird of prey known for its inquisitiveness around people.
  2. Penguins
    The Falkland Islands are home to many best-loved species - the iconic king penguin, the feisty rockhopper and the noisy gentoos to name but a few. Find out the best places to view them all!
  3. Walking & Hiking
    The Falkland Islands really are a walker's paradise whether for a challenging mountainous trek or a leisurely stroll across sandy beaches. Whichever you desire, you're assured of a memorable experience in the wilderness with just the incomparable wildlife for company.
  4. Adventure
    A trip to the Falklands is always an adventure. Exploring remote regions in a 4x4, hiking over challenging terrain, rock climbing and kayaking around the extensive coastline are just a selection of the exciting adventures on offer.
  5. Sailing
    Exploring the extensive coastline by yacht, sailing through the turquoise seas is one of the great Falklands' adventures. Yachts can be chartered from local vessel owners and a yachting trip can include landings at many offshore islands.
  6. Fishing
    Fishing in one of the many rivers and estuaries in the Falkland Islands is a true wilderness experience. Brown trout, sea trout and mullet are common species to set your mind to, while enjoying the tranquility and peace all around.
  7. Local Tours
    Local guides are uniquely placed to show you the real Falklands, sharing stories of their lives and imparting their knowledge of the Islands and its resident wildlife. Guided trips can be private or in small groups, in a rugged 4x4 or on foot, or they can be self-guided.
  8. All Year Round
    A visit to the Falklands at other times of the year offers a seasonal perspective - migrating wildlife, wild seas, snow in the mountains and of course, traditional Falkland life at different times of the year.
  9. Eat & Drink
    Hearty, home-cooked and locally sourced produce are characteristics of Falklands' cuisine. The tradition of 'smoko', home-baked cakes, biscuits and other treats piled high and served mid-morning or afternoon, is hard to resist!
  10. Museums
    A visit to one of the Falklands' many museums gives a unique insight into life in the Falklands from times gone by right up to modern day. The Historic Dockyard Museum showcases many artefacts of social and maritime interest and there are several small museums dedicated to the 1982 conflict.
  11. Shopping
    A visit to Stanley would not be complete without spending some time in the shops to take home the perfect reminder of your time in the Falkland Islands.
  12. Seals, Whales and Dolphins
    Sea lions, elephant seals, whales and dolphins proliferate in the seas and bask on the beaches around the Falklands. In this island world, there are no barriers between you and the wildlife - often you may the only visitor in their company, an unforgettable experience.
  13. 1982 Battlefields
    2022 marked the 40th anniversary of the conflict in the Falklands and there are memorials throughout the islands to commemorate those lost during the war. Several museums and cemeteries serve as poignant reminders of this time.

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  1. Add Totem Pole to your Itinerary

    Totem Pole

    Stanley

    Situated on the Stanley by-pass road, en route to Surf Bay, east of the town, the Totem Pole is a quirky structure signposting distances to various places in the world. Originally created by military personnel, signs have been added by many visitors…

  2. Add Paloma Beach to your Itinerary

    Paloma Beach

    Port San Carlos, East Falkland

    Situated on Smylie’s Farm in the northeast of East Falkland, Paloma Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand and home to a variety of wildlife. Gentoo and Magellanic penguins breed here and many other sea and shore birds can be seen. Close by is…

  3. Add 1982 Liberation Memorial to your Itinerary

    1982 Liberation Memorial

    Stanley

    Situated in a prominent position at the junction of Ross Road and Reservoir Road in Stanley, the Liberation Memorial was constructed to commemorate all the British Forces and supporting units that served in the 1982 war. Funds were raised entirely…

  4. Add Victory Green to your Itinerary

    Victory Green

    Stanley

    Situated in central Stanley, the Islands’ capital on East Falkland, Victory Green is an attractive stretch of land alongside the harbour wall. This is a lovely place to sit on a sunny day, with views to the north side of Stanley Harbour with wooden…

  5. Add Mount Harriet Memorial to your Itinerary

    Mount Harriet Memorial

    Stanley

    Mount Harriet was captured by 42 Commando on the night of 11th/12th June 1982. It had been preceded by nine days of intensive night patrolling over rough ground littered with minefields. A striking summit cross stands atop the hill with a memorial…

  6. Add Port Howard Museum to your Itinerary

    Port Howard Museum

    Port Howard, West Falkland

    Opened in 1996, the Port Howard Museum is part of the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust. Situated alongside Port Howard Lodge in the centre of the settlement, the distinctive semi-circular Nissan Hut houses a collection of 1982 war…

  7. Add Tabernacle Church to your Itinerary

    Tabernacle Church

    Stanley

    The Tabernacle was built from a Victorian kit building in 1892 as a place for non-conformist worship, now the United Free Church.

  8. Add Whale Point to your Itinerary

    Whale Point

    East Falkland

    Located on Fitzroy Farm, East Falkland, Kelp Point, also known as Whale Point due to the whale bones found on the beach, is reached by a combination of road and off-road travel. The white sand beach is home to a range of wildlife including Gentoo…

  9. Add Cartmell Cottage to your Itinerary

    Cartmell Cottage

    Stanley

    Situated on Pioneer Row in central Stanley, Cartmell Cottage is part of the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust. Opened in 2003 after donation to the museum, this pioneer cottage belonged to the mother of Nutt Cartmell and is named in his…

  10. Add Sapper Hill Memorial to your Itinerary

    Sapper Hill Memorial

    Stanley

    Sapper Hill overlooks Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, situated on East Falkland. It is an easy walk or drive to the summit on a rocky track. The memorial is close to the top of the hill and commemorates the Corps of the Royal Engineers.

  11. Add Race Point Farm to your Itinerary

    Race Point Farm

    East Falkland

    Located in the northwest of East Falkland, at Port San Carlos, Race Point Farm offers great wildlife, walking and fishing opportunities. Rockhopper penguins breed on the western shores, and there are gentoo and Magellanic pengins too. Many species…

  12. Add 2 Para Memorial to your Itinerary

    2 Para Memorial

    Goose Green, East Falkland

    Located close to Darwin on the hill overlooking Goose Green, the 2 Para Memorial commemorates the battle for Goose Green fought on 28th and 29th May 1982. A tall cross stands atop a stone plinth with poppy wreaths at the foot. The memorial plaque…

  13. Margaret Thatcher Memorial Bust

    Stanley

    Situated on Thatcher Drive, alongside the 1982 Memorial in Stanley, the bronze bust of Margaret Thatcher was created by local sculptor and taxidermist, Steve Massam. Unveiled on Thatcher Day, 10th January 2015, the bust commemorates the life of the…

  14. Add Volunteer Point to your Itinerary

    Volunteer Point

    East Falkland

    Named after the ship, the Volunteer, Volunteer Point is part of Johnson’s Harbour Farm and located in the northeast of East Falkland. Accessible by road and then overland vehicle journey or by helicopter. The peninsula boasts a stunning, long, white…

  15. Add Mount Longdon Memorial to your Itinerary

    Mount Longdon Memorial

    Stanley

    A group of memorials on Mount Longdon commemorate the battle fought by 3 Para for this hilltop, overlooking Stanley from the northwest. The stone block with sculptured metal flowers is a unique memorial in the Islands. Below the summit cross are…

  16. Add Port Egmont - First Settlement to your Itinerary

    Port Egmont - First Settlement

    Saunders Island

    Saunders Island is historically significant as the the location of the first British settlement, established on 23rd January in 1765. Remains of the buildings can be explored along with a plaque marking the spot where the Union Flag was first…

  17. Add Swan Inlet to your Itinerary

    Swan Inlet

    East Falkland

    Located between Darwin and Mount Pleasant Complex, Swan Inlet provides easy fishing opportunities below a bridge, accessible on foot. The estuary is shallow and fishing on a rising tide is both safe and productive.

    Permission to fish should be…

  18. Add Kidney Island to your Itinerary

    Kidney Island

    Kidney Island

    Named for its shape, Kidney Island is located just a few miles from Stanley, the Islands’ capital. It is a National Nature Reserve and an Important Bird Area, a global standard set by Birdlife International.

  19. Add Saunders Island to your Itinerary

    Saunders Island

    Saunders Island

    Named after 18th century British Admiral and site of the first British settlement in the Falklands, Saunders is located in the northwest of the archipelago. Port Egmont was built in 1765 and vestiges of this early settlement can be seen, a short…

  20. Add Fox Bay Memorial to your Itinerary

    Fox Bay Memorial

    Fox Bay, West Falkland

    Situated on a flat area looking out to sea, the Fox Bay Memorial was erected in 2007 to commemorate the passage of twenty five years since the Falklands war. Easily reached from Fox Bay East by vehicle or on foot, the memorial is a large cross…