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Special Areas of Conservation

Dunraven Bay

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority East Wales
Centroid* SS886727
Latitude 51.44222222
Longitude -3.6025
SAC EU Code UK0030139
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 6.45
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of Dunraven Bay SAC

General site character

  • Shingle, Sea cliffs, Islets (26.5%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (18.5%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (25%)
  • Improved grassland (17.5%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (12.5%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 1441 Shore dock Rumex rupestris

    The 20 or so plants of shore dock Rumex rupestris growing here on damp coastal limestone are the only remnant of the species’ former Bristol Channel range. The species has disappeared through loss of damp dune-slacks and shingle banks from other sites at Merthyr Mawr, Kenfig, Braunton Burrows and Pennard but is relatively secure on this steep, inaccessible site. The Dunraven Bay population is a significant seed-source for recolonisation of Bristol Channel dunes and beach-heads when future management restores these habitats to favourable condition.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

  • Not Applicable

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