White Rocks contains the type sections for the Portrush, Ballymagarry and Tanderagee Chalk Members of the Cretaceous Ulster White Limestone Formation. Evidence of Tertiary explosive vent activity with associated agglomerate infill is present.
The cliffs themselves are the best example in Ireland of coastal landforms developed in the Ulster White Limestone and include cliff, shore platforms, caves, arches, and sea stacks.
A range of typical seacliff plant communities are present while the cliffs also support breeding black guillemot and peregrine falcon.
- ASSI Guidance for Public Bodies/Competent Authorities
- Coastal Areas of Special Scientific Interest
- Conservation Management Plans for Northern Ireland’s Special Areas of Conservation
- European Marine Sites - Marine Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas
- Management of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)
- Marine Conservation Zones
- Marine Protected Areas
- Marine Ramsar sites
- Portrush Coastal Zone
- Special Areas of Conservation
- Special Areas of Conservation for Harbour porpoise
- Special Protection Areas