Atlantic Ocean

WHS related to the Atlantic Ocean, where
a. boundary of the core zone touches the Ocean coast (including the "tideway" of estuaries)
b. OUV mentions the Atlantic Ocean

"Marginal seas" that have their own connection take precedence over the connection with the Atlantic Ocean (elsewhere the Ocean is applied)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Angra do Heroismo
Atlantic Forest South-East Core zone borders the coast for a large stretch, Ilha do Mel is an island in the Atlantic Ocean
Banc d'Arguin Part of the East Atlantic migratory flyway and faces the Atlantic. It was also part of the Atlantic trade route down the African coast
Brazilian Atlantic Islands Southern Atlantic submarine ridge
Cape Floral Region includes Cape Point
Cidade Velha
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape The north coast on the Celtic Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean (wiki)
Discovery Coast
Fortifications of Vauban -La tour Dorée de Camaret-sur-Mer -La citadelle el l'enceinte de Saint-Martin-de-Ré -Les tours-observatoires de Tatihou et de la Hougue
Forts and Castles Gold Coast
Garajonay Laurel forest is specific to the North Atlantic
Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Grand Pré Coastal areas border the Minas Basin, an inlet of the Bay of Fundy
Ilulissat Icefjord Ilulissat debouches into either Baffin Bay or Davis Strait.
Island of Gorée
Island of Saint-Louis
Joggins Fossil Cliffs The cliffs are at the Bay of Fundy, which flows into the Gulf of Maine (a large gulf of the Atlantic Ocean).
L'Anse aux Meadows At the Straight of Belle Isle, which is an outlet for the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the outlet of the North American Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. (OUV)
La Fortaleza and San Juan At the Bay of San Juan, which opens into the Atlantic
Laurisilva of Madeira Laurel forest is specific to the North Atlantic
Mazagan "The fortification of Mazagan is situated on the Atlantic coast, about 90km south-west of Casablanca, and faces a natural bay of great beauty." (AB ev)
Medina of Essaouira Atlantic sea port
Mistaken Point
Namib Sand Sea
Old Town Lunenburg Offshore Atlantic fishery
Olinda "Founded in 1535 on hillsides overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on Brazil’s northeast coast" (OUV)
Oporto Located at the mouth of the Douro at the Atlantic Ocean
Paramaribo At the Suriname River, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean a few kms downstream
Paraty and Ilha Grande
Peninsula Valdes
Pico Island
Rabat The city is located on the Atlantic coast (AB ev)
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro is on the far western part of a strip of Brazil's Atlantic coast (wiki)
Robben Island
Rock Art of Alta In the Norwegian Sea (a marginal sea in the North Atlantic Ocean)
Saloum Delta
Salvador de Bahia "Founded in 1549 on a small peninsula that separates Todos os Santos Bay from the Atlantic Ocean on the northeast coast of Brazil," (official description)
Sceilg Mhichíl "The World Heritage property boundary is drawn tightly to the island, with a buffer zone formed naturally by the Atlantic Ocean." (Integrity statement)
St. George, Bermuda At St. George's Harbour, open to the Atlantic Ocean at Gunner Bay
St. Kilda
São Luis "The city is located on Upaon-açu Island (Big Island, in Tupi Language) or Ilha de São Luís (Saint Louis' Island), in the Baía de São Marcos (Saint Mark's Bay), an extension of the Atlantic Ocean which forms the estuary of Pindaré, Mearim, Itapecuru and other rivers." (wiki)
Teide National Park Teide Volcano is the highest point in the Atlantic Ocean
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales Extends to the coast of the Irish Sea, a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean
Tower of Hercules
Valongo Wharf entry port of transatlantic slave trade


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Atlantic Ocean?

Send it to me!

A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source