Special Area of Conservation

Covehurst Undercliff

What are Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)?

SACs are areas which have been given special protection under the European Union’s Habitats Directive. They provide increased protection to a variety of wild animals, plants and habitats and are a vital part of global efforts to conserve the world’s biodiversity.

(From Natural England website)

Hastings & St Leonards has one SAC.. The majority of Hastings Country Park forms the Hastings Cliffs SAC. Only the cliff-face along Rock-a-nore Road is outside of the SAC boundary.