Interactive Map of Lough Hyne

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Lough Hyne was designated Europe’s first statutory Marine Nature Reserve in 1981. Located on the West Cork coast, it is a highly-sheltered seawater lake surrounded by cliffs, beaches, boulders and salt-marshes.

The Lough is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via a narrow, shallow constriction known as the “Rapids”. Water floods in through the Rapids for 4 hours and ebbs for 8.5 hours. This contributes to the wide variety of marine plants and animals that are found at Lough Hyne.

Lough Hyne: Deep Map