Berwickshire & North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site

The Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site is made up from the components of two separate European Sites – the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast Special Area of Conservation, and the intertidal habitats of the Lindisfarne Special Protection Area.

This spectacular site stretches along 115 kilometers of coastline from Alnmouth in Northumberland up to Fast Castle Head in Berwickshire. It encompasses 645 square kilometers of shore and seacovering the Farne Islands and Holy Island in England, and the St Abb’s and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve in Scotland.

The area includes a variety of remarkable marine habitats. These special areas support an amazing diversity of marine life and are some of Europe’s most important sites for marine nature conservation. Follow the links below to discover more about the special marine habitats, plants and animals that are protected, as well as their conservation objectives…..