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Among its many treasures, Ireland is home to a remarkable collection of Blue Flag beaches that beckon travellers seeking sun, surf, and a refreshing dip in the sparkling waters. This newly updated list includes 84 beaches and 10 marinas.
From the wild and windswept shores of Donegal to the captivating beauty of County Cork, each Blue Flag beach in Ireland has its own unique charm. Picture yourself strolling along the soft sands, feeling the gentle caress of the sea breeze on your skin, and immersing yourself in the invigorating waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you seek the thrill of surfing towering waves, the serenity of secluded coves, or the lively atmosphere of bustling coastal towns, Ireland’s Blue Flag beaches have it all.
So, whether you’re a seasoned beach enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or simply longing for a serene escape amidst nature’s wonders, Ireland’s Blue Flag beaches offer an irresistible invitation. Pack your swimsuit, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to dive into bliss as we share Ireland’s most coveted coastal treasures.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Fingal County Council
Louth Country Council
Wexford County Council
Galway City Council
Galway County Council
Mayo County Council
Sligo County Council
101 Best Swim Spots in Ireland
Kerry County Council
Waterford City & County
Donegal County Council
As well as the coastal recipients a number of marinas also received blue flag awards this year.
Areas that reach an exceptionally high environmental standard receive a green costs award. Here are the areas that received that award this year.
Clare County Council
Cork County Council
Meath County Council
Waterford City and County Council
As regular swimmers in Ireland it is very reassuring to know that there are a large number of safe swimming locations on the Emerald Isle. It is also reassuring to know that the number of total recipients of water on beach quality environmental awards increased this year.
By Matthew McConnell
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