Avon Estuary

creek near Millburn Orchard

Estuaries

At intervals along the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) coastline.

Features

  • Estuary mouth and lower river
     
  • Large sandy bays with low headlands and rock outcrops to edge
     
  • Open water and intertidal sands grading to mudflats and reedbed upstream
     
  • Enclosed and sheltered by low cliffs and woodland
     
  • Low accessibility, but well used for recreation
     
  • Undeveloped, as are the fringes of adjoining character types
     
  • Generally tranquil
     
  • Forms the focus of adjoining character types