Location (centroid): 55° 3.630’ N 6° 2.750’ W
Date Classified: 12/12/2016
Waterfoot MCZ is located in a small embayment offshore from the village of Waterfoot (within the wider Red Bay area) on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The seabed in the MCZ encompasses mainly sand and gravel sediments.
Waterfoot MCZ has been designated for Seagrass bed (Zostera marina) on Subtidal (sublittoral) sand. Although Seagrass density is declining in UK waters, the subtidal bed in the MCZ may be the largest example in Northern Ireland and is considered to be in good condition.