Monday, 21st August 2017
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Waterford Beaches achieve mark of excellence

Waterford Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards 2017

At an An Taisce awards ceremony held at Crosshaven Yacht Club on May 22nd, County Waterford’s beaches were awarded with 4 Blue Flag awards and 7 Green Coast awards for 2017.

These awards are only made to bathing areas with excellent water quality and beach management. Clonea Beach, Dunmore East Main Strand, Dunmore Councillors Strand and Tramore were confirmed Blue Flag status and Green Coast awards were achieved for beaches at Guillamene, Newtown Cove, Ballyquin, Curragh, Goat Island, Annestown and Kilfarrassy.

County Waterford is renowned for its 100 km long stunning coastline. For those wishing to walk, jog, swim, explore rock-pools, surf, scuba dive, fish, kite surf, observe wildlife or just relax, there is a place for you! As part of its efforts to enhance this natural tourism attraction and provide amenities to the public and ensure good water quality, Waterford City & County Council is committed to ongoing management and stringent monitoring of the 30 bathing water areas dotted along the coast. Lifeguards are provided at Dunmore, Tramore, Bunmahon, Clonea and Ardmore.

Credit must be paid to the Tidy Towns and Coastcare groups which, through their commitment to voluntary and community activities, play an essential role in caring for local bathing areas.

Keep an eye out at beach notice boards for water test results and other beach information and advice. Results and information are also posted on the council’s website http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie and on the EPA’s website SPLASH!

Members of the public and interest groups are encouraged to provide suggestions on beach and coastal management in the county. Anyone interested should send their suggestions by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Remember, when you visit a beach, bring your litter away and leave no trace! Let’s get out there and enjoy our beautiful coast!

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