Ireland’s Blue Flag Beaches 2021maire
Blue Flag Beaches of Ireland 2021
Start planning your summer holiday with details of the Blue Flag Beaches awards of 2021. The Blue Flag Scheme for beaches and Marinas is operated by an Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland, on behalf of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The Blue Flag is one of the most recognised eco-labels and in 2021 Ireland had 83 Blue Flag Beaches and 10 marinas
Beaches and marinas must comply with specific water quality safety, beach management, environmental education and information provision. The seawater must comply with the 2006 EU Bathing Standards Directive. A beach may lose the Blue Flag during a summer season if it does not continue to meet the required standards and can apply for it again for the following year. The bathing season is considered to be June 1st to September 1st.
Take a look at the details of our favourite beaches under the following headings :-
- Ireland Ancient East.
- Wild Atlantic Way South
- Wild Atlantic Way North
- On rivers and lakes
- Marinas with Blue Flag certs
1. Co Louth Beaches :-
Portmarnock/Velvet Strand (Fingal Co Council); Seapoint, Killiney (Dun Laoghaire).
3. Wicklow :-
Bray Promenade; Greystones;
Ballymoney Beach; Brittas Bay - North and South Beach, Morriscastle Beach.
4. Wexford :-
Ballinesker Beach, Curracloe Beach, Rosslare Beach, Carne Beach.
5. Waterford :-
Councillor's Strand; Dunmore East;
Tramore Beach; Clonea Beach; Ardmore Beach.
6. East Cork :-
Claycastle Youghal; Redbard Beach; Garrylucas Beach.
Best Beaches Wild Atlantic Way South
7. Co. Cork
Garretstown Beach, Inchydoney Beach, Ownenahincha Beach, Tragumna Beach, Barleycove Beach; Warren, Cregane Strand.
8. Co. Kerry
Derrynane Beach; Ballinskelligs Beach; Kells Beach; White Strand, Caherciveen; Rossbeigh Beach; Inch Beach; Ventry Beach; Magherabeg Beach; Fenit Beach; Banna Beach; Ballyheigue Beach; Ballybunion South Beach.
9. Co. Clare
Kilkee Beach, Doonbeg White Strand, Spanish Point Beach, Miltown Malbay Beach, Lahinch Beach, Fanore Beach, Cappa Pier,
Beaches North Wild Atlantic Way
10. Co. Galway
Traugh Beach; Salthill Beach; Bertra Beach; Silverstrand Beach; Trá Mhór Inverin; Trá an Dóilin, Carraroe .
11 Co. Mayo
Clare Island Beach; Carrowmore Beach
Achill Island - Dooega Beach; Keel Beach; Keem Beach; Silverstrand Dugort. North Mayo - Mullaghroe Beach; Elly Bay Beach; Golden Strand; Ross Beach, Killala.
South Donegal - Bundoran Beach; Rossnowlagh Beach; Murvagh Beach; Fintra Beach.
West Donegal - Portnoo/Nairn Beach, Carricfinn Beach. North Donegal - Killahoey Beach; Marblehill Beach; Downings Beach; Portsalon Beach; Culdaff Beach; Strove Beach;
Places for Swimming on rivers with Blue Flag
Co Clare -Killaloe; Mountshannon Beaches;
Quigley's Marina, Co Westmeath.
Co Galway - Portumna, Loughrea,
Marinas with Blue Flag Certification 2021
Greencastle Marina, Donegal. Rathmullan Marina, Donegal. Fenit Marina,Kerry. Kilrush Marina, Co Clare. Portmagee Co Kerry, Kinsale Yacht Club, Cork.
Royal Yacht Club, Crosshaven, Cork.
Kilmore Quay Marina, Wexford; New Ross Marina, Wexford