Obain Loch Euphoirt SAC

Status: Designated


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. 

MPA Type

Special Area of Conservation

Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) are strictly protected sites designated under European legislation. They contribute both to the UK MPA network and set up to protect habitat types and species considered to be most in need of conservation at a European level (excluding birds).

Designation date

1 October 1996

Surface Area

3.48 km2 (1.34 mi.2)


48.01 km (29.83 mi.)

  • Lagoons (Coastal lagoons)

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