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Bertha's Beach

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Mare Harbour Road, Mount Pleasant, East Falkland FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bertha’s Beach... around 600 pairs of Gentoo Penguins and sometime, if we are lucky, the odd King penguin will be around

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bvtours
Reviewed 8 August 2018

It was amazing to be there. Lots of Birds, Lambs and Penguins. The tour guide was a chilean , who has lived in the falklands for the last 6 years, Fernando Cordero. After we went into a small farm to see shearing. The road to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank marceloviajero703
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We arranged a trip to Bertha's Beach and Gypsy Cove through Patrick Watts. He was waiting as promised at the dock and as soon as the other couple who shared our driver came off the ship, we were on our way. Our driver was Dave,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank RoadTripRoger
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I will not be of any help regarding information re the company that took us in a van to Bertha's Beach because I booked the tour with HAL and did not pay attention to their name. I expect that with all tour operators you will...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank boocat149
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Truly an excellent beach to be among the Gentoo (they are gentle) penguins. You can thoroughly enjoy their company provided you follow Patrick's advice. We were given over an hour to be with these inquisitive, friendly and playful birds in their habitat. Patrick provided an...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jai B
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Visited her in January (Falkland's summer!). The beach is spotless and barely disturbed by human presence. It is about a 40 minute walk to where the penguins are and it is well worth it! Gentoo and Magellanic penguins were in abundance and we also saw...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ddd9
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This beach is located in close proximity to the main British base on these islands. To obtain access you must obtain the landowners permission (Fitzroy Farm) & a key to unlock the gate to drive down to the parking area. There is now a mobile...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Boiywlad
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We booked independently with Penguin Travel as the cruise operator tours were full and very expensive in comparison. We originally booked the trip to Volunteer Point however on the day we were late getting off the ship and sadly missed the trip. On arrival at...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great expanses of open sand and plenty of opportunities to swim with dolphins. Good place to see Gentoo Penguins too.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Johnno884
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Ha, I got sun burn on this beach in just half an hour on Christmas Day 1990. Loads of penguins to see, clear cold water and clean sand. I never want to return though....the Queens shilling was enough for me.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Monica L
7 October 2018|
Response from RoadTripRoger | Reviewed this property |
Software won't let me post Patrick's email, but here's how you can construct it.... You need to take Patrick's first initial and last name, and then add the symbol get by shifting 2 on your keyboard. Follow that with the... More
Ingfried H
10 October 2016|
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Response from AnanB | Reviewed this property |
There are no busses. You'll need to go by car, get the permissions and keys for the gates and drive to the beach.