Killough Bay SPA
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.
MPA TypeSpecial Protection Area
Special Protection Areas (SPAs) are strictly protected sites designated uner European legislation. They are established to protect rare and vulnerable birds and for regularly occurring migratory species.
Designation date1 March 2003
Surface Area1.33 km2 (0.51 mi.2)
Perimeter7.69 km (4.78 mi.)
Did you know?…
To the shelf limits, Scotland has 61% of UK waters, of which 23% are now in existing or new ‘marine protected areas’
Over half a million people have voiced their support for ‘marine protected area’ designation in the UK through our campaigns
Over 500,000 records on undersea habitats and species have been collected by volunteer Seasearch divers providing significant evidence for inshore ‘marine protected areas’