North Antrim Coast SAC

Protected area type: Special Areas of Conservation
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Antrim
Council: Causeway Coast and Glens
Guidance and literature: North Antrim Coast SAC

North Antrim Coast SAC is centred on the Giant’s Causeway but extends from near Runkerry Strand in the west to White Park Bay in the east. 

The dominant features are the high basalt cliffs and associated habitat that extend from the west of the site to beyond Dunseverick Castle and the high chalk cliffs that back White Park Bay.  The latter supports a range of dune and grassland communities, while a variety of grasslands are found along the active cliff series and areas of abandoned sea-stacks and cliffs.  Heath communities are found along the cliff top in places while deeper peats and associated habitats are found inland.

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