Skerries and Causeway

Site overview: This area on the north coast is home to the beautiful harbour porpoise. The area should protect the reefs and sandbanks that are found here, too.

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)


55° 14' 33" North,
6° 35' 48" West

Surface Area

108.65 km2
(41.95 mi.2 )


99.86 km
(62.05 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Reefs
  • Subtidal sandbanks (Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time)
  • Sea caves (Submerged or partially submerged sea caves)


  • Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)