88 Beaches & Marinas win coveted Blue Flag awards

88 beaches and marinas have won this year’s International Blue Flag awards.

This is three up from last year while two of Dublin’s top beaches, Killiney and Donabate, have lost their flag. The internationally recognised eco label award signifies that beaches and marinas awarded the flag meet a high set of standards for water quality, safety, beach management, information and education.

Beach Marina Blue Flag award 2017

Lahinch, Co. Clare Blue Flag award

Full list of Blue Flag beaches:

Clare

– Ballycuggeran

– Cappa pier

– Fanore

– Kilkee

– Lahinch

– Mountshannon

– Spanish Point

– White Strand Doonbeg

– White Strand Miltown Malbay




Cork

– Redbarn Beach

– Barleycove

– Garrylucas

– Inchydoney

– Owenahincha

– Tragumna

– Garretstown

– Kinsale Yacht Club

– The Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina

Beach Marina Blue Flag award 2017

Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Donegal

– Downings

– Rossnowlagh

– Greencastle Marina

– Bundoran

– Carrickfinn

– Culdaff

– Fintra

– Killahoey

– Magherawarden

– Marblehill

– Murvagh

– Portnoo /Naran

– Shroove

Dublin

– Seapoint

– Portmarnock/Velvet Strand

Beach Marina Blue Flag award 2017

Salthill, Co. Galway

Galway

– An Trá Mhór

– Cill Mhuirbhigh

– Loughrea Lake

– Salthill

– Silverstrand

– Trá an Dóilin

– Traught

– Portumna

Kerry

– Inch

– Ballybunion North

– Ballybunion South

– Ballyheigue

– Banna

– Fenit

– Kells

– Magherabeg

– Rossbeigh

– Ventry

– White Strand Caherciveen

– Fenit Marina

– Ballinskelligs

– Derrynane

Louth

– Port/Lurganboy

– Shellinghill/Templetown

– Clogherhead

Beach Marina Blue Flag award 2017

Ella Bay, Co. Mayo

Mayo

– Bertra

– Carrowmore

– Clare Island

– Dooega

– Elly Bay

– Golden Strand

– Keel

– Keem

– Mullaghroe

– Mulranny

– Silverstrand Dugort

– Ross Killala

Westmeath

– Killinure Point

Beach Marina Blue Flag award 2017

Rosses Point, Co. Sligo

Sligo

– Rosses Point

Waterford

– Clonea

– Councillors Strand Dunmore East

– Dunmore Strand

– Tramore

Beach Marina Blue Flag award 2017

Kilmore Quay Marina

Wexford

– Ballinesker Beach

– Courtown

– Curracloe

– Morriscastle

– Rosslare

– Ballymoney North Beach

– Kilmore Quay Marina

– New Ross Marina

Bray, Co. Wicklow

Wicklow

– Brittas Bay North Beach

– Brittas Bay South Beach

– Greystones

– Bray South Promenade

Kerry once again leads the awards with 13 beaches and one marina and the west coast as a whole is very well represented.

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Daniel Farrell
Interested in all things on the Irish coast and sharing the best of it. // Email: Daniel@coastmonkey.ie // Follow on Twitter: @DanielsSeaViews

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