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Environment, Climate Change & Agriculture

Golden Strand


  • Blue Flag Award 
  • Lifebuoy 
  • First Aid 
  • Disability Access
  • Parking
  • Car Free Zone
  • No dogs in the Blue Flag area of the beach during the summer season between 12-18:30. Dogs on leads permitted outside Blue Flag area
  • Toilets
  • Recycling and Litter bins
  • Natural Sensitive Area

Water Quality

Golden Strand, Achill Island is classified as achieving Excellent Water Quality based on the assessment of bacteriological results for 2020. Golden Strand, Achill Island has achieved an Good Water Quality rating in 2018 & 2019 and Excellent rating for 2017. Water quality results for Golden Strand can be found here.


Swimming, Walking, Surfing, Sailing, Canoeing, Water Skiing, Jet Skies, Scuba-Diving / Snorkelling and Fishing.

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