Newgale Sands is nearly 3 km long, backed with a high tide pebble bank. At high water most of the beach is completely submerged but at other times a glorious Read more [...]
Nearest Blue Flag Beaches UK and Ireland
Blue Flag beaches , 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 UK and Ireland beach must achieve the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
Below we list the current beaches holding the Blue Flag award.
Portsalon or Magherawarden beach is a large sandy beach gently shelving into the sea. The beach is backed by sand dunes. Portsalon is at one end of a large bay Read more [...]
Coppet Hall Beach is a small sandy beach with pebbles at high tide located in Saundersfoot Bay between the beaches of Saundersfoot and Wiseman’s Bridge. You can walk to Wiseman Read more [...]
Fenit beach is a small beach next to the harbour at the fishing village of Fenit.
Llanfairfechan beach is pebbles at the high water mark between the groynes, but then exposes large areas of sand as the tide goes out. The beach has some great views Read more [...]
Cill Muirbhthe (Kilmurvey) beach is a sandy beach on the northern coast of Inishmore Island. The island has several rare plant species and the birdlife makes this a very popular Read more [...]
Whitestrand beach a sandy beach in an area of ecological importance and a special area of conversation.
The North beach at Aberystwyth is a sloping sand and shingle beach within a sheltered bay. During the height of summer donkeys and amusement rides along the promenade ensure that Read more [...]
Ballycuggeran is a small beach backed by grass areas on Lough Derg which is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Ireland.
The Strand at Portstewart is a large sandy beach backed by a sand dune system that reaches heights of up to 30 metres (100ft). Neolithic pottery and implements have also Read more [...]
The beach is at the sea-front of Lahinch town and is one of the best beaches in the west of Ireland. Sand is firm with no hidden dangers in the Read more [...]
Ballybunion North beach is a sandy beach nthat is also known as Ladies Beach due to the time when women and children used to bathe on a separate beach from Read more [...]