An estuary with a max.7.4 m. tidal range exposing vast mud and sand flats at low tide. Vegetation includes extensive reedbeds, areas of mature and developing saltmarsh, backed by grazing marsh or low sand dunes with marshy slacks and brackish pools. The area regularly supports internationally important numbers of various species of breeding and wintering waterbirds. Many passage birds, notably internationally important populations of ringed plover, Charadriu hiaticula, and sanderling Caldris alba stage in the area. The site supports Britain's most southeasterly breeding colony of gray seal Halichoerus grypus. Human activities include tourism, recreation, commercial and recreational fishing, livestock grazing, and hunting. Renamed and area significantly increased in 2007.
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Original data record from World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) via ProtectedPlanet.net [view record on site].