Marine conservation zone 2013 designation: Torbay

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


Torbay 2013 designation map

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Torbay MCZ is an inshore site located in the south west of the UK. The site covers an area of coastline in South Devon between Oddicombe Beach and Sharkham Point, protecting a total area of approximately 20 km2. Beginning at the coastline, the boundary extends between 1 to 2.5km out to sea and includes Hope’s Nose near Torquay and Berry Head near Brixham.

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.