The waters off the Berwickshire coast have long been considered special by marine biologists as they contain a fantastic abundance and diversity of marine life. Add to this clear waters and spectacular underwater scenery and it is not surprising that divers have been coming to the area for decades.
The coastal waters of Berwickshire are home to a remarkable and truly unique mix of marine life not found elsewhere in the UK. Grey Seals, Bottlenose Dolphins and Minke Whales can all be seen here, and below the waters magnificent kelp forests are home to vibrant and charismatic marine creatures such as Sea Slugs and territorial fish.
Located between the historic fishing town of Eyemouth and St Abbs Head, the Berwickshire Marine Reserve was established by the local community in 1984 to protect the habitats and species found here and to ensure that all users of the Reserve are responsible in their activities.
HOW TO EXPLORE THE RESERVE
The reserve is famous among the diving community due to its unique mixture of tropical coral and arctic fish as this is where the warm and cool currents meet. If you are not a diver, you can discover the underwater world through snorkelling. Check out the local snorkel tours and experiences or if you wish to explore the Berwickshire Snorkel Trails independently, equipment can be rented from the St Vedas Surf Shop at Coldingham Sands. Alternatively, see and learn about fantastic wildlife on an exhilarating rib boat or on a relaxing wildlife cruise!
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