Lands End and Cape Bank

Site overview: This is an interesting site, which has deep water fairly close to the shore. Located in this site are upstanding rocky reef pinnacles to the east and south. The site is also battered by the full force of the waves and oceanic swells coming in from the Atlantic.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Site of Community Importance
MPA Purpose
Sites which have been adopted by the EC, but not yet formally designated by governments of Member States are known as Sites of Community Importance (SCIs)


50° 12' 5" North,
5° 49' 29" West

Surface Area

301.74 km2
(116.50 mi.2 )


191.67 km
(119.10 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Reefs