Yes, since 1987 the Helford River has been designated a voluntary marine conservation area. The information board (shown left) says “The sheltered creeks and mudflats support vast numbers of tubeworms, shrimp and shellfish..” and goes on to say “Over 80 species of fish have been recorded ion the Helford and the estuary has special protection as a nursery area for bass”. Meadows of eelgrass and small beds of maerl are other reasons for this site’s special status.
Click the links for more information, including images and video, on:
– Helford Passage beach
– other south coast beaches