Beaches with Blue Flag status


Ireland has a coastline of 1,448 kms, and offers a choice of some of the finest unspoilt beaches in Europe. The following is a listing of Blue Flag beaches situated in the Republic:

Co Clare

Kilkee, White Strand (10kms NE Kilkee via N67), Spanish Point (Milltown Malbay), Lahinch (26kms NW Ennis via N85) and Kilrush Creek Marina (Blue Flag Marina)

Co Cork

Youghal - Front Strand and Claycastle, Garryvoe (6kms S Castlemartyr R632), Garrylucas (Old Head of Kinsale), Inchydoney (6kms S Clonakilty), Owenahincha (8kms SE Roscarbery), The Warren, Tragumna (Skibbereen), and Barley Cove (5kms W Crookhaven) and Kinsale Yacht Club (Blue Flag Marina)

Co Donegal

Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Narin (Portnoo), Marble Hill (Dunfanaghy), Portsalon (Millford) and Rathmullan

Co Dublin

Portrane (3kms E Donabate via R126), Skerries and Killiney

Co Galway

Cill Muirbhthe (Inishmore), Traught (Kinvara), Loughrea Bathing place, Salthill (3kms W Galway R336), Silver Strand (10kms SW Louisburgh (off R335), Tra na mBan (Spiddal), AnCnoc (Indreabhan), and Trá an Doilin (Ceathru Rua)

Co Kerry

Derrynane (1km W Caherdaniel) , Ballinskelligs (10kms W Waterville), Kells (12kms NE Cahersiveen via N70), Rossbeigh (Glenbeigh), Inch (24kms E Dingle via N86 and R561), Ventry (6kms W Dingle via R559), Maherabeg (Castlegregory), Banna (15kms NW Tralee on R551), Ballyheigue (19kms NW Tralee via R551), and Ballybunion (15kms NW Listowel via R553)

Co Louth

Shelling Hill/Templeton (Greenore), and Clogherhead (11kms NE Drogheda on R166)

Co Mayo

Carramore, Old Head (Louisburgh) (22kms W Westport via R335), Bertra (Murrisk), Mulranny (18kms NW Newport via N59), Keel (R319 Achill Island), Keem (R319 Achill Island), Dugort (Achill Is) Golden Strand, Mullaghroe (Belmullet), and Ross (Killala)

Co Meath


Co Sligo

Rosses Point (R291 8kms NE Sligo), and Mullaghmore (25kms N Sligo via N15)

Co Waterford

Councillor's Strand and Main Strand (Dunmore East), and Clonea (8kms E Dungarvan via R675)

Co Westmeath

The Cut (Lough Leane 5kms SE Castleleopard via R395) and Lilliput (Lough Ennell 7kms S Mullingar via N52)

Co Wicklow

Brittas Bay (North and South)

Co Wexford

Courtown (N) (7kms SE Gorey via R742), Curracloe (8kms NE Wexford), Rosslare, and Duncannon (Waterford Harbour East Bank)








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