Killough Bay

Site overview: This site covers mudflats, sand dominated beaches, gravel andcobbled and rocky shore. This is a great habitat for the wintering population of light-bellied brent geese.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Protection Area
MPA Purpose
areas of the most important habitat for rare (listed on Annex I to the Directive) and migratory birds within the European Union


54° 15' 21" North,
5° 37' 50" West

Surface Area

1.33 km2
(0.51 mi.2 )

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Tidal rivers, Estuaries, Mud flats, Sand flats, Lagoons (including saltwork basins)
  • Salt marshes, Salt pastures, Salt steppes


  • Light-bellied brent goose (Branta bernicla hrota [Canada/Ireland]) (Regularly occurring migratory species)