Obain Loch Euphoirt

Site overview: The lagoons in this site form one of the most extensive and diverse systems of coastal lagoons in the UK. Many different creatures and plants are found in the different lagoons which range from fresh and brackish waters to saltwater. Beds of eelgrass and tasselweed grow 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


57° 32' 21" North,
7° 12' 8" West

Surface Area

3.48 km2
(1.34 mi.2 )


48.06 km
(29.86 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Lagoons (Coastal lagoons)