Magnificent scenery continues offshore where a dazzling array of colourful marine life and hidden natural treasures can be found.
Welcome to the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site (EMS). This exceptional site encompasses 635 square km of shore and sea, extending along 115km of coastline from Alnmouth in North East England, up to Fast Castle Head in South East Scotland. It includes the St Abb’s and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve, the Farne Islands, Lindisfarne, and some of the most dramatic coastal land and seascape in the country.
The spectacular coastline and shallow sea of Berwickshire and Northumberland support a rich diversity of habitats, plants and animals, many of which are internationally important. The impressive range of conservation designations within and adjacent to the European Marine Site testify to the importance of this landscape. The magnificent scenery continues offshore where a dazzling array of colourful marine life and hidden natural treasures can be found.
This website will help you find out about the incredible habitats and wildlife for which the European Marine Site has been designated. You can also learn about the management of this cross-border site, and how the groundbreaking joint Management Plan with the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is at the forefront of Integrated Coastal Zone Management.
What is a European Marine Site? The term ‘European Marine Site’ (EMS) refers to the marine areas of Special Protection Areas (SPA) and Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), which are designated and … [Read More...]
The Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site (EMS) is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) that, for management purposes, also incorporates the bird interest features and intertidal … [Read More...]