The Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) stretches 24km along the Sussex coast from Brighton to Beachy Head. The area is designated for its rare and important chalk reef habitat and species such as the short snouted seahorse.

Chalk reef habitat is extremely rare, with over half of Europe's coastal chalk found in the South and East of England, making it an important area for conservation. In Sussex at low tide, a portion of the reef becomes exposed giving a unique opportunity to observe the wide variety of marine life that thrives along this important stretch of coastline. The Clear Seas Campaign provides the users of this vibrant ecosystem with guidance on how to limit and reduce their footprint on the marine environment. Please contact Nick Rodgers at the Sussex Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority if you would like to know more. Read the leaflet here.

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.