Beast Cliff (Robin Hood's Bay) Special Area of Conservation

© Heather Davison-Smith

Beast Cliff (Robin Hood’s Bay) SAC is an important site for vegetated sea cliffs

The complex mixture of hard and soft cliffs along the SAC (which spans from Staintondale, through Ravenscar and towards Robin Hood’s Bay) creates one of the best examples of vegetated sea cliffs on the north east coast of England.

Vertical hard cliffs support maritime vegetation which specialises in colonising crevices and ledges, whilst the softer more gently sloping cliffs tend to be covered in scrub and small areas of woodland.  The continual slippage and erosion of these softer materials create constant change at the site, allowing new vegetation to establish and attracting a wide range of wildlife.


More information about this area coming soon!

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