Avon Estuary

creek near Millburn Orchard


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


  • 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