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Nature

Four marine protected areas conserve a stunning diversity of wildlife and habitats

The Wash and North Norfolk Coast

Designated a Special Area of Conservation under the European Union Habitats Directive More

Gibraltar Point

Designated a Special Protection Area under the European Union Birds Directive More

The Wash

Designated a Special Protection Area under the European Union Birds Directive More

North Norfolk Coast

Designated a Special Protection Area under the European Union Birds Directive More

Local Designations


North Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Promoting an understanding and appreciation of North Norfolk's natural beauty and the importance of local sustainable development. Image credit, C. Knights More

RAMSAR Wetlands sites

Gibraltar Point, The Wash and North Norfolk have been designated RAMSAR sites to protect their wetlands and associated resources. Image Credit, S. Bosley. More

Sites of Special Scientific Interest

Gibraltar Point, The Wash and North Norfolk have been designated SSSI's in recognition of their important ecological and geological value to the UK. Image credit, C. Knights More

National Nature Reserves

Gibraltar Point, The Wash, Titchwell, Holme , Holkham, Cley and Blakeney coasts have all been designated NNR's to protect their habitats, species and geology. More

Cromer Shoal Marine Conservation Zone

Chalk beds are home to a beautiful diversity of sea-life such as sponges, algae, crabs and herring and are protected at Cromer, Norfolk. Image credit, Rob Spray and Dawn Watson. More

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