Cape Bank

Site overview: This site lies to the west of the Land’s End peninsula and extends to almost 25 km from the coast. The site is made up of granite reefs, which are home to sponges and seaweed. Foraging birds, including sea bird colonies on the Isles of Scilly feed here, including kittiwakes, puffins, guillemots and razorbills. Fin whales are present in the area in winter.
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° 13' 6" North,
5° 55' 11" West

Surface Area

473.61 km2
(182.86 mi.2 )


99.94 km
(62.10 mi.)

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