Marine conservation zone 2013 designation: Chesil Beach and Stennis Ledges

This inshore marine conservation zone (MCZ) was designated on 21 November 2013.


Chesil Beach and Stennis Ledges 2013 designation map

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Chesil Beach and Stennis Ledges MCZ is an inshore site located off the Dorset coast. It runs along the length of Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury, to Weston on the Isle of Portland in the south-east. The site covers an area of approximately 37 km2 and extends seawards to include the reefs of the Stennis Ledges, an area of rocky ridges and rugged seabed.

January 2016: A new feature has been added to this site. This is because we have new evidence to support their designation.

Further information

Published 21 November 2013
Last updated 21 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added the amended designation order.
  2. First published.