Offshore Foreland

Site overview: This area extends along the mid channel between Kent and France so the sea bed found here lies beneath the cross-channel ferry routes and is above the channel tunnel.
At risk: This site is at risk, it currently is not designated as a Marine Protected Area - but should be. Decision makers in England will determine in 2017 whether this site should be protected, make sure your voice is heard. Take action to ensure this site becomes a properly protected area.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Marine Conservation Zone
MPA Purpose
to protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology


51° 7' 47" North,
1° 41' 15" East

Surface Area

252.52 km2
(97.50 mi.2 )


98.88 km
(61.44 mi.)

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