Orfordness - Shingle Street

Site overview: This site is made up of a series of lagoons where salty water mixes with fresh water. The nationally rare starlet sea anemone is found here.

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


52° 5' 13" North,
1° 33' 10" East

Surface Area

8.87 km2
(3.43 mi.2 )


50.97 km
(31.67 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Annual vegetation of drift lines