OPENING DATES & TIMES
Opening dates for 2017 are from
1st April 2017 to
4th November 2017.
Opening times are
10am until 6pm
from 1 April until 30 September.
From 1st October until 4 November, 10am until 5pm.
November 5 2017.
Re-open 1 April 2018.
£3--90 [14yrs and over]
£2--90 [2yrs to13yrs]
FREE [under 2yrs]
Prices include V.A.T.
Coastal Farm Park
West Wales, UK
Call: 01239 623 637
Fax: 01239 612 196
Come to Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park for
Atlantic Grey Seals
Dolphins in the wild
NEW Kune Kune and Mangalitza [curly] pigs.
Harbour porpoises are often mistaken for dolphins, and vice-versa.
Both are cetaceans - that is "mammals" - not fish! However, there are major differences.
The porpoise grows to five feet in length. Dolphins grow to about 12 feet in length, especially the bottle-nosed variety found in Cardigan Bay.
The nose is shaped, as the name suggests, like the neck of a bottle, whereas a porpoise has a far stubbier, flatter snout.
The dolphins dorsal fin is also longer and it points backwards, whereas the porpoise has a smaller, triangular dorsal fin.
The dolphin also rolls higher out of the water as it moves, whilst the porpoise hardly breaks the surface.
Many sightings of "porpoises" are actually of dolphins. Some people, even experienced fishermen, have got in the habit of referring to the dolphins by the wrong name.