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Environment

Beaches

Mayo is a perfect county for exploring and enjoying the wonderful coastline which is dotted with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 

Many of the county’s beaches are perfect for walking, swimming and a variety of watersports. From Ross Strand in North Mayo to Silver Strand near Louisburgh, Keem Bay in Achill and Elly Bay near Belmullet, there is always a beautiful beach to explore in Mayo. 

Check out our Blue Flag and Green Coast Map


Beaches

Additional Information


  • Bathing Water Quality Updates 

    To access the most up to date information on bathing water quality in County Mayo, Click here, Information is updated throughout the bathing water season, which runs from the 1st June to the 15th September each year.  

     

  • Beach Parking Enforcement

    Mayo County Council can enforce vehicle parking on beaches and can take appropriate action against people who park caravans or campervans illegally in non-designated public areas.

  • Beach Wheelchairs Provision

    Mayo County Council is currently unable to provide beach wheelchairs at our Blue Flag Beaches

  • Explore your shore: Volunteer to explore Irish Coastal Biodiversity

    Explore Your Shore! is calling on members of the public to get involved by submitting their records of intertidal and coastal animals and plants via ExploreYourShore.ie. The project is also asking the public to survey specific habitats and species using a suite of online surveys. 

     

  • Caravan Park Licence

    Mayo County Council can issue licences to owner/operators of caravan parks and campsites.

  • Beach Activity Permit

    People wishing to engage in leisure and sporting activities on public beaches must apply to their local council for a Beach Activity Permit.

  • Have your say: Public Participation 

    Each year, local authorities are required to designate official bathing areas so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use. A public consultation period is held each year, during which submissions can be made to the local authority. This period generally runs from May to July each year. Keep an eye on Mayo County Council’s social media accounts for updates on this. 



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