The Vadills

Site overview: This site is an outstanding example of a complex lagoon system in an extremely sheltered, undisturbed and natural environment. Maerl beds have formed here which in turn are home to a large number of species. There are a couple of unusual species found here including rare types of algae.

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


60° 17' 2" North,
1° 28' 24" West

Surface Area

0.62 km2
(0.24 mi.2 )


12.66 km
(7.87 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Lagoons (Coastal lagoons)