Gypsy Cove, Stanley
Observe penguins in their natural environment at Gypsy Cove the most accessible wildlife habitat near Stanley. The Magellanic penguins make their homes around the heathlands surrounding the pristine white sands of the bay, and can be seen in their droves in season. Sightings of waterfowl, gulls, black-crowned night herons, and rock cormoroants will also please budding birdwatchers. Bring warm clothing as the cove can get chilly. See Gypsy Cove and all Stanley has to offer by arranging your trip with our Stanley trip builder app .
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Our must-see attraction on our visit to the Falklands was penguins. We didn't prebook a tour from the cruise ship to the large colonies (at £300 pp!) so we just arrived at Stanley and looked around to... more »
After walking around town viewing the monuments, the church, the museum and other sights we paid the $20 to hop on the shuttle and ride out to Gypsy Cove. We passed the wreck of the Lady Elizabeth, a ... more »
A magical place where you can get upfront and personal with the penguins, but please keep behind the blue ropes. According to the Falklands Tourist Board it is just 6.5 km (4 miles) from Stanley and is the most accessible wildlife site from the capital city. It is part of the Cape Pembroke peninsula which is a National Nature Reserve. The small bay with its white sand beach is sheltered from prevailing winds. Magellanic penguins, also known as Jackass because of their braying sounds, breed here, nesting underground in burrows. Other birdlife includes black-crowned night-herons, oystercatchers, long-tailed meadowlark, two-banded plovers, Falklands flightless steamer duck, upland and kelp geese. Sea lions occasionally visit.
Beautiful setting that is easily accessible from Stanley. Stanley is noted for 4 different types of penguins.
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