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?…
Over 500,000 records of undersea species and habitats have been collected by volunteer Seasearch divers
An area over 9 times the size of Wales is now in marine protected areas in the UK, but less than 1% is considered by MCS scientists to be well managed
Over 170 parliamentarians from across the political spectrum signed up to our Marine Charter calling for a network of ‘marine protected areas’ in UK Seas