Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru

Site overview: This is a site full of cliffs which are surrounded by grasslands and heathlands. Plants such as the rare yellow whitlowgrass, a Mediterranean species restricted in the UK to south Wales, grow here. Other rarities include small restharrow, goldilocks aster and rock sea-lavenders.

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° 36' 19" North,
4° 44' 19" West

Surface Area

15.95 km2
(6.16 mi.2 )


143.14 km
(88.94 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Sea caves (Submerged or partially submerged sea caves)