Pebble Island, Falkland Islands

Unique opportunity to acquire a private island gem in the South Atlantic

  • Investment - established farming and tourism revenue streams

  • Lifestyle – potential private residential development

  • Commercial – tourism sector with scope for expansion

  • Environmental – natural landscape with abundant wildlife and Important Bird Area (IBA) status

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Further information available on request

Contact Claire Harris, Director Dean Brothers Limited  




Pebble Island, the third largest offshore island in the Falklands, has been owned by the Dean family for 150 years. 

The Island is primarily run as a sheep and cattle farm as well as a successful tourist destination.


Pebble Island is located to the north of West Falkland, due west of Cape Dolphin.  The settlement is located on the southern coast, near the centre of the island.


Aircraft - 30 minute flight in an 8-seater Islander plane from Mount Pleasant International Airport (45 minutes from Stanley Airport). 

Boat - Jetty for personal and commercial shipping/supplies. Zodiac landings from expedition ships are possible subject to weather conditions.


Pebble Island comprises 10,622 hectares of varied terrain (19 miles long by 4 miles at its widest). There are three peaks, with the highest at 909 feet. A 4 mile long white sandy beach - the longest in the Falklands – is a highlight and it is occasionally used as the airstrip.

Pebble Island was the site of the first land based action of the 1982 Falklands conflict with 11 Argentinian aircraft blown up by the SAS during a night raid. Argentine troops were stationed on the island and all the inhabitants had to move into what is now The Lodge. There are a number of memorials to both the British and the Argentinians who lost their lives.

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At present, the vast majority of the island is leased on a farming and tourism basis, providing a steady revenue stream. The present hard working, amenable tenants require 5 years notice. Income on the farm is generated from wool sales, as well as supplying animals for local consumption and international export. The current owners have recently invested in the infrastructure and maintenance of the facilities, including electricity generation and fencing.

In addition, a private lodge (not included in the sale) located in the settlement generates rental income from access rights for lodge visitors and can provide meals/tours to the self-catering guests. 


Up to 100 acres of the island can be withdrawn from the current farm lease in order to build a private retreat, establish high end tourism or start a new enterprise.

Adventurous spirits deciding to take the opportunity to move to Pebble Island will find themselves embraced by a supportive rural community. 

There are currently six permanent residents on the island, with numbers rising in summer to include tourists, visitors and seasonal workers. 

There is a vibrant Camp (the local name for the countryside) community who support one another, and in turn are supported by the Rural Business Association and the Falkland Islands’ Government with a wide number of events held throughout the year to enable the more isolated communities to come together. 

Doctors can visit those in Camp and the Camp Education Service provides teaching to young children. 

Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS), the inter-island aircraft service, provides easy access to the main hub of Stanley. Cargo, stores and supplies can be delivered to the island by arrangement with the regular ferry service.

The Falkland Islands is a dynamic and progressive country with an international outlook. As well as agriculture and tourism, a strong fishing industry and a budding hydrocarbons sector provide many opportunities for economic development.


The Falklands are world-renowned for the range of wildlife found on the archipelago and Pebble Island is no exception.

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  • International Bird Area - 42 breeding bird species including all of the 18 species of waterfowl found in the Falklands

  • Large numbers of Gentoo, Magellenic and Rockhopper penguins and occasional Macaroni and King penguins

  • Breeding Southern Giant Petrels and Skuas

  • King Cormorant colonies

  • Active colony of sea lions

  • Commerson’s dolphins and whales

  • 8 of the Falkland’s unique endemic plants

In addition to a range of wonderfully preserved fossils, 

the island itself is named after the unusual translucent pebbles found on a particular beach.

Further details

Interested parties wishing to obtain further information about the island can visit:

Expressions of interest are invited by Thursday 31 January 2019, prior to offers


Prospective purchasers from overseas are advised they will need a government licence under the Land (Non-Residents) Ordinance 1999 (accessible online at ). Please read this before requesting further information.

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