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The Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 set out our obligations for bathing water quality checks and the provision of information to the public during the bathing season from 1st June to 15th September .

We sample bathing water quality at nine locations on average once per week during the bathing season, and sample twice monthly (weather permitting) outside of the bathing season. This is far in excess of the minimum regulatory requirements of four samples annually.

Bathing water quality in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown beaches is generally classified as Good or Excellent. You can check water quality results for our beaches on the EPA website

We are required under the Bathing Water Regulations to implement certain actions when E-Coli and Intestinal Enterococci levels are higher than certain limits in order to inform and manage health risks to bathers. In line with these actions, we have a process in place for notifying beach users.

This includes posting information on the noticeboards at each beach, posting information on our website and social media accounts and updating our digital screens as relevant at Seapoint, Sandycove and Killiney beaches.

We monitor water quality at nine locations in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area including:
Blackrock Baths Shore
Seapoint Beach
Beach Gardens, Dún Laoghaire
The Forty Foot Bathing Area
Sandycove Beach
Coliemore Harbour
Killiney Beach
White Rock Beach
Corbawn Strand
Five of these locations are classed as designated bathing waters under the bathing water regulations.

These are:

• Seapoint Beach
• Killiney Beach
• Sandycove Beach,
• The Forty Foot Bathing Area
• White Rock Beach

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Public Participation for the identity of Bathing Waters 2021 also reports yearly on bathing water quality and you can view all reports here