- Sharing Information on Irish Beaches

The EPA has developed the website in collaboration with the Local Authorities and the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. The website shares the latest information on water quality and other information at the moment you search for it for over 190 beaches. You can use on your smartphone, ipad, laptop or desktop allowing you to access the site on ‘the go’ or at home. So before you head to the beach find out what the latest water quality is at your favourite beach and make sure there are no reported swim restrictions. Having access to this information allows you to make an informed decision about which beach you will go to for a swim or spend the day with your family and friends.

You can find out a lot of information about your beach including latest water quality and historical water quality results; when a swim restriction is in place, information on the cause of the incident and the restriction notice (for main beaches only); annual water quality rating of the beach based on four years results (for main beaches only); available beach amenities such as toilets, accessibility, first aid etc.; current weather and three day forecast, tidal information, and photos etc. You can also view for the main beaches their bathing water profile which provides information on potential pressures and risks affecting water quality.

During the summer months water quality results, incident notifications and other beach information are provided by the local authorities via an EPA online bathing water information system which supports the timely and automatic updating of this information on The website provides beach information on 142 identified beaches (monitored and managed under the Bathing Water Quality Regulations) and 52 other monitored beaches. You can follow us on Twitter @EPABeaches.

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