Rosslare beach is a mix of sand and stone. This beach runs along the southern peninsula to Wexford Bay.
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 UK and Ireland beach must achieve the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
Below we list the current Ireland beaches holding the Blue Flag award.
Carne Beach has compact sand and is backed by sand dunes and a large caravan and camping site. Facilities at the beach include car parking, toilets, harbour/breakwater and slipway.
Coral Strand (or Tra an Doilin) beach is a very special small beach. The beach is made up of coralline algae known as maerl, making this biogenic gravel beach very Read more [...]
Loughrea Lake beach is located at Loughrea Lake, a limestone lake to the east of Galway. Loughrea Lake is a designated Natural Heritage Area (NHA). Facilities include changing rooms, toilets, Read more [...]
Mountshannon is a small lakeside bathing area located on Lough Derg. This is a freshwater lake.
Spanish Point beach is sandy and is one of the more popular surfing beaches in County Clare. Spanish point is named after the Spanish who died here in 1588, when Read more [...]
Ballycuggeran is a small beach backed by grass areas on Lough Derg which is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Ireland.
Ballymoney has two sandy beaches. The south beach is the smaller and comprises sand and stones, whilst the north beach is a long stretch of sandy beach. Both beaches have Read more [...]
Downings Beach is a large bay with rocky shingle and sandy beach backed by some dunes. The beach is popular for swimming, kayaking, boating, windsurfing, sailing, bodyboarding and surfing. Facilities Read more [...]
Naran beach is a large sandy beach backed by sand dunes.
Portmarnock (also known as Velvet Strand) is a long (approx. 5km) sandy beach, backed by sand dunes and a golf course. Facilities at the beach include car parking, toilets, shop, Read more [...]
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 [...]