Special Area for Conservation, SSSI. The site includes marine and coastal wetlands with intertidal sand, mudflats, and saltmarsh. It supports more than 20,000 waterfowl including Caldiris canutus (1% of the population) and Anas acuta (2.1% of the population), and the rare natterjack toad Bufo Calamita. The site is used for nature conservation, tourism, recreation, fishing, grazing, and hunting.
This site is currently under consideration for inclusion in the new UK MPA network. Having marine components does not automatically qualify a site to be part of the new MPA network. As such, the marine components of this site, as well as the management efforts, are being evaluated. Check out our MPApedia page on the UK for more information!