Cumbria Coast Marine Conservation Zone

Status: protected

Green

Common Starfish (Credit Paul Naylor)Common Starfish (Credit Paul Naylor)

Rock pools are home to many different species of marine life which are well adapted to this dynamic habitat.

England’s only breeding colony of back guillemots live here.

 

Become a Friend of this MCZ

The Cumbria Coast has been recommended as an MCZ to protect a wide range of habitats found within the site, including honeycomb worm reefs and rock habtiats.

The rocky scar that is St Bees Head provides a unique habitat in the north-east, hosting a variety of fascinating species. Designation of this MCZ will help to protect the headland’s biodiversity and retain the character that makes it so special.

The sandy seafloor off the Cumbria Coast has rich communities of burrowing animals and provides a feeding ground to the 10,000 pairs of breeding seabirds nesting at St Bees Head.

Other nearby MCZs

Mud Hole

Cunning Point

Location Map:

Contains UKHO Law of the Sea data. Crown copyright and database right and contains Ordnance Survey Data Crown copyright and database 2012

 

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