Sandymount Strand/Tolka Estuary

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Sandymount Strand/Tolka Estuary

  • Country: 
    Ireland
  • Site number: 
    832
  • Area: 
    654 ha
  • Designation date: 
    07-06-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    53°19'N 06°12'W
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Overview

Sandymount Strand/Tolka Estuary. 11/06/96; 654 ha; 53°20'N 006°12'W. Special Protection Area under EC Directive. An intertidal system supporting a large bed of eelgrass (Zostera noltii) with extensive areas of sandflats. The site is important for various species of waterbirds, supporting internationally important numbers of Brent Geese and large numbers of roosting gulls and terns. Various species of annalids, bivalves and small gastropods occur. Bait-digging is a regular activity on the sandy flats. Ramsar site no. 832. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Administrative region: 
Dublin

  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    07-06-1996

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