By following the marine code guidelines, we can ensure that Eryri’s coastal landscape and wildlife are protected for the future.
The Marine Code protects the marine flora, fauna and wildlife. Getting familiar with the code will allow you to enjoy Eryri’s coastal wildlife safely and responsibly securing its future enjoyment for everyone.
Be sure to avoid sensitive areas and large concentrations of birds and seals whether on the shore or on the water. Check for any access restrictions for instance areas where dog are not allowed.
Keep your distance
Do not get close to any wildlife such as seals or birds. Getting too close to wildlife can cause stress to the animal.
Reducing speed and sound
If on the water, reduce your speed and sound. This will reduce disturbance especially in regards to cetaceans; loud noises can disrupt seals and seabirds.
Dolphins, Porpoises & Seals
The coastal areas of Eryri are home to dolphins, porpoises and seals.
If you’re on a boat:
Slow down gradually to minimum speed
Do not make sudden changes in speed or course
Do not steer directly towards them or approach within 100m
You should also avoid:
Attempting to touch, feed or swim with them
Take extra care to avoid disturbing animals with young
Do not approach seals resting on the shore
Do not enter sea caves during the pupping season (1st August to 31st October)
Do not discard litter or fishing tackle at sea
Avoid making any unnecessary noise near the animals
Keep out from cliffs in the breeding season (1st March – 31st July)
Avoid making any unnecessary noise close to cliffs
Keep clear of groups of birds resting or feeding on the sea
Information about the Countryside Code.
About the Countryside Code
Information about bringing your dog to Eryri National Park.
Dogs in the National Park
Visit one of Eryri National Park’s Information Centres to learn more about visiting the National Park.
National Park Information Centres
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