- Sharing Information on Irish Beaches

The EPA has developed the website in collaboration with the Local Authorities and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.  shares the latest water quality and other information for over 200 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 jump into the sea, check out

You can find out a lot of information about your beach including:

  • latest water quality and historical water quality results;
  • tides
  • 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;

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 identified beaches (monitored and managed under the Bathing Water Quality Regulations) and oher monitored beaches.

You can follow us on Twitter @EPABeaches.

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