Glannau Môn: Cors heli / Anglesey Coast: Saltmarsh

Site overview: Saltmarsh and dune habitats are the protected features in this site and are home to a variety of animals. The Atlantic salt meadows here are considered to be one of the best areas in the United Kingdom.

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


53° 9' 27" North,
4° 22' 47" West

Surface Area

10.58 km2
(4.08 mi.2 )


85.73 km
(53.27 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Atlantic salt meadows (Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae))
  • Estuaries
  • Intertidal mudflats and sandflats (Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide)
  • Glasswort and other annuals colonising mud and sand (Salicornia and other annuals colonising mud and sand)