Gower AONB


AONB status is not the only designation that offers Gower protection there are a number of local, national and international sites which have a rich and important diversity that must be protected..


STATUTORY DESIGNATIONS
List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Candidate Special Areas of Conservation (cSAC), Marine Candidate Special Areas of Conservation, National Nature Reserves (NNR), Special Protection Areas (SPA), Ramsar Sites.


Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

1. - Blackpill
2. - Bracelet Bay
3. - Burry Inlet and Loughor Estuary (part of Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries SAC, Burry Inlet SPA, Burry Inlet RAMSAR)
4. - Caswell Bay
5. - Gower Coast: Rhossili to Port Eynon (part of Gower Coast NNR and Limestone Coast of South West Wales SAC)
6. - Horton, Eastern and Western Slade
7. - Langland Bay (Rotherslade)
8. - Mitchin Hole
9. - Oxwich Bay (part of Oxwich NNR, part in Gower Ash Woods SAC and part in Limestone Coast of South West Wales SAC)
10. - Pwll Du Head and Bishopston Valley (part in Limestone Coast of South West Wales and part in Gower Ash Woods SAC)
11. - Rhossili Down (part of Gower Commons SAC)
12. - Whiteford Burrows, Landimore Marsh and Broughton Bay (part of Whiteford NNR, Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries cSAC and Carmarthen Bay Dunes SAC, Burry Inlet SPA, Burry Inlet RAMSAR site)


Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

1. - Limestone Coast of South West Wales
2. - Carmarthen Bay Dunes


Marine Special Areas of Conservation

1. - Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries



National Nature Reserves (NNR)

1. - Whiteford
2. - Oxwich
3. - Gower Coast



Special Protection Areas (SPA)

1. - Burry Inlet


RAMSAR Sites

1. - Burry Inlet


Local Nature Reserves (LNR)

1. - Pwll Du Cliffs


Historic Landscapes

1 Llanrhidian Sands and the Lougher Estuary
2 Broughton Bay and Whiteford Sands
3 Llanrhidian and Landimore Salt Marsh
4 Cwm Ivy Marsh
5 Burry Holms and the Tors
6 Llanmadoc
7 Rhossili Bay
8 Llangennith, Broughton and Hillend Burrows
9 Llangennith Moor