Ireland Blue Flag Beaches 2018

2018 list of Blue Flag Beaches in Ireland.

The Blue Flag award is a prestigious, international award scheme that aims to provide an assurance to tourists that a beach has met a minimum standard. To collect a Blue Flag any Ireland beach must achieve the highest quality in water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.

Below you will see the regions within Ireland that have between them 80 beaches with a Blue Flag status awarded in 2018.

Clare Blue Flag Beaches

Clare has 9 Blue Flag beaches:

Cork Blue Flag Beaches

Cork has 6 Blue Flag beaches:

Donegal Blue Flag Beaches

Donegal has 12 Blue Flag beaches:

Dublin Blue Flag Beaches

Dublin has 2 Blue Flag beaches:

Galway Blue Flag Beaches

Galway has 6 Blue Flag beaches:

Kerry Blue Flag Beaches

Kerry has 13 Blue Flag beaches:

Louth Blue Flag Beaches

Louth has 3 Blue Flag beaches:

Mayo Blue Flag Beaches

Mayo has 12 Blue Flag beaches:

Sligo Blue Flag Beaches

Sligo has 1 Blue Flag beach.

Waterford Blue Flag Beaches

Waterford has 6 Blue Flag beaches:

Wexford Blue Flag Beaches

Wexford has 6 Blue Flag beaches:

Wicklow Blue Flag Beaches

Wicklow has 4 Blue Flag beaches:


The blue flag certification process is carried out every year by local quality organisations and for our beaches in the UK the annual results are announced at the end of May or beginning of June.

For more information and details of the assessment criteria visit the Blue Flag Award website.