With such an extensive coastline along the two counties of Kerry & Cork you would expect to find quality beaches.. and you won’t be disappointed. With many beaches meeting the Blue Flag standard you are certain to be never far from a great day out at the beach.
The miles of beaches available are great for swimming, exploring rock pools and all sorts of beach fun. There are plenty of water activities to be enjoyed from sub-aqua, sailing, diving, water skiing, rowing, canoeing, land yachting and surfing.
Cork’s coastal beaches include Garretstown, Garrylucas, Inchydoney East, Inchydoney West, Owenahincha, Redbarn Beach, Tragumna, Warren Cregane Strand, and Youghal Claycastle.
Kerry’s coastal beaches include: Ballinskelligs, Ballybunion South, Ballyheigue, Banna, Derrynane, Fenit, Inch, Kells, Magherabeg, Rossbeigh, Ventry, and White Strand Caherciveen.
The Blue Flag is an international award for beach excellence. It is presented to beaches which have excellent water quality, which provide a range of services and visitor faciliites, and which fulfil other specified criteria including environmental management, litter control and education.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, there’s no better place for a holiday. Each beach has a unique charm and offers varied activities and experiences. There’s so much to see and do!
For up-to-date listings of current Blue Flag Beaches please drop into any tourist information office
Co. Kerry and Co. Cork, Ireland
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