At 38 kilometres long, Pebble Island has a wide variety of terrain, offering shelter and protection to an equally wide ranging breeding population of birds and mammals.
Pebble Island is the only place in the Falkland Islands where all six species of penguin known to visit the islands have been seen: Magellanic, gentoo, rockhopper, macaroni, king, and erect-crested.
There are 42 resident bird species; each year the island seems to act as a magnet for rare visitors from mainland South America, such as the black-necked swan.
For military historians or the merely curious, there are aircraft remains to see from the 1982 re-occupation of the Falklands, when the airstrip at Pebble Island was invaded by the SAS. There is also a memorial to HMS Coventry, looking out to her final resting place – just 16 kilometres off the coast.
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