There’s a reason why the UK & Wales is renowned for its unsurpassable countryside, landscape, seascape, and general appeal, especially when it comes to Luxury Camping UK & Wales locations.

View to a distant North Devon coastline from Lundy The grass might just give some indication of the wind speed. St Helena's Church stands prominent.

There’s recently been some more good news for lovers of visits to the county of Devon, with the announcement that two areas of North Devon’s coastline have now been officially designated as Marine Conservation Zones as of this month.

 

A greater number of areas of North Devon’s coastline will be protected as the Government announces new Marine Conservation Zones.

 

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs recently announced that as many as 23 new areas of the UK coast are set to be awarded environmental protection.

 

The 8,000sq miles nationwide feature the area from the North Devon town of Bideford to Foreland Point near Lynmouth, and from Hartland Point to Tintagel in neighbouring Cornwall, as two of the zones.

 

Marine environment minister George Eustice announced the site and said: “As an island nation, the UK is surrounded by some of the richest and most diverse sea life in the world—from the bright pink sea-fan coral colonies off the south-west coast, to the great chalk reef stretches in the east.

 

“It’s vital that we protect our marine environment to ensure our seas remain healthy, our fishing industry remains prosperous and future generations can enjoy our beautiful beaches, coastline and waters.

 

“By designating these new Marine Conservation Zones and creating a Blue Belt of protected areas around the country, we can better protect our environment through careful marine management in years to come.”

 

The country currently already has a total of 27 designated MCZs, which includes the likes of Lundy Island, with a third phase of the projects anticipated to be consulted on in 2017.

 

Image: Pauline Eccles under Creative Commons.

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