Kenfig/ Cynffig

Site overview: This is a fairly small site, although is still home to a wide variety of animals and habitats. Kenfig contains one of the largest series of dune slacks in Wales. These are low lying areas within larger dunes, and are species-rich. Notably, the fen orchid grows here and is one of the reasons this site was selected for protection.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Area of Conservation
MPA Purpose
areas which have been identified as best representing the range and variety within the European Union of habitats and (non-bird) species listed on Annexes I and II to the Directive


51° 30' 16" North,
3° 42' 21" West

Surface Area

11.91 km2
(4.60 mi.2 )


29.86 km
(18.55 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Atlantic salt meadows (Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae))