Runnel Stone (Land's End)

Site overview: This area is only 19km2, and is named after the Runnelstone reef found in the site. Here, a huge range of species have made the rocky reef home. This includes the pink sea fan, dead man’s fingers and cup corals. It is one of the UK’s best spots for critically endangered Balearic shearwaters, which visit this area between July and September. They plunge-dive into the sea looking for small fish to feed on.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Marine Conservation Zone
MPA Purpose
to protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology


50° 1' 29" North,
5° 40' 37" West

Surface Area

20.04 km2
(7.74 mi.2 )


24.09 km
(14.97 mi.)

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