Devon Avon Estuary

Site overview: This site covers the whole Devon Avon Estuary. The seabed here is sandy which provides an ideal home for worms, crustaceans and shrimps.
At risk:  ! This site is at risk, it currently is not designated as a Marine Conservation Zone, a type of Marine Protected Area - but should be. Decision makers in England will determine in 2017 if 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


50° 17' 20" North,
3° 52' 6" West

Surface Area

1.81 km2
(0.70 mi.2 )


27.84 km
(17.30 mi.)

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