Ireland's Blue Flag Beaches

Ireland's Blue Flag Beaches

Irish BeachesBlue Flag Beaches in Ireland

Ireland is well known for its beautiful scenery, friendly people and rich culture. Ireland is also known for its beaches with wild and rugged coastline. Ireland has a lot of blue flag beaches and they are the cleanest and clearest in Europe. A blue flag beach can be awarded each year if it meets high standards for water quality, environmental management and facilities. Ireland has a lot of Blue Flag Beaches along the coast which vary from long sandy beaches to small rocky beaches.

You can find here the list of all the Irish Beaches.


What is Blue Flag Beach concept?

The blue flag is a sustainable tourism project which is primarily focused on the protection and improvement of water quality in some of the most popular beach destinations in the world. The Blue Flag beaches are recognised all around the world as a symbol that the beach is safe to swim at. Blue Flags also mean that the environment is well looked after, there's plenty of opportunities to enjoy activities such as walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching.

The Blue Flag Organisation is an international body aimed at promoting environmental awareness and sustainable development of areas of natural beauty. The environmental organisations that look after Ireland's beaches are An Taisce (in the Republic of Ireland) and Encams (in Northern Ireland). Both have kindly produced for Discovering Ireland Vacation, a list of Blue Flag Beaches & Marinas throughout the island of Ireland.

List of Blue Flag Beaches in Ireland 2021

Find the list of 2021 Blue Flag Beaches in Ireland and visit here for more details on Blue Flag beach awards. These include a large number of beaches and marinas awarded Blue Flag status for their cleanliness, water quality, safety and level of environmental protection. The list shows only those beaches that have been awarded a Blue Flag award under these criteria in 2021. Hopefully these top Irish beaches will serve as inspiration for your next vacation!






  • Portmarnbaock Beach
  • Killiney Beach
  • Seapoint Beach
  • Ballycuggeran Beach
  • Cappa Beach
  • Fanore Beach
  • Kilkee Beach
  • Lahinch Beach
  • Mountshannon Beach
  • Spanish Point Beach
  • Whitestrand Beach
  • Whitestrand Doonbeg Beach
  • Barleycove Beach
  • Garretstown Beach
  • Garrylucas Beach
  • Inchydoney Beach
  • Owenahincha Beach
  • Redbarn Beach
  • The Warren Beach
  • Tragumna Beach
  • Youghal Front Strand and Claycastle Beac







  • Bundoran Beach
  • Carrickfinn Beach
  • Culdaff Beach
  • Downings Beach
  • Fintra Beach
  • Killahoey Beach
  • Marble Hill Beach
  • Murvagh Beach
  • Naran Beach
  • Portsalon Beach
  • Rossnowlagh Beach
  • Shroove Beach


  • Cill Muirbhthe Kilmurvey Beach
  • Coral Strand Beach
  • Loughrea Lake Beach
  • Portumna Beach
  • Salthill Beach
  • Silverstrand Beach
  • Tra Mhor Beach
  • Traught Beach
  • Ballinskelligs Beach
  • Ballybunion South Beach
  • Ballyheigue Beach
  • Banna Stand Beach
  • Derrynane Beach
  • Fenit Beach
  • Inch Beach
  • Kells Beach
  • Magherabeg Beach
  • Rossbeigh Beach
  • Ventry Beach
  • White Strand Beach




  • Port Beach
  • Templetown Beach
  • Clogherhead Beach
  • Carrowmore Beach
  • Dooega Beach
  • Dugort Beach
  • Elly Bay Beach
  • Golden Strand Beach
  • Keem Beach
  • Mullaghroe Beach
  • Mulranny Beach
  • Ross Beach
  • The Harbour Beach
  • Trawmore Strand Beach
  • Rosses Point Beach





  • Ardmore Beach
  • Clonea Beach
  • Councillors Strand Beach
  • Dunmore East Beach
  • Tramore Beach
  • Curracloe Beach
  • Rosslare Strand Beach
  • Carne Wexford Beach
  • Ballinesker Beach
  • Morriscastle Beach
  • Brittas Bay South Beach
  • Brittas Bay North Beach
  • Greystones Beach
  • Bray Beach 


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