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 the end of May to mid-September. We sample bathing water at nine locations on average once per week during the bathing season, and sample at least monthly outside of the bathing season, far in excess of the minimum requirements.
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 www.beaches.ie. If we get test results that don't meet the standards we have a process in place for notifying beach users. This includes posting information on the noticeboards at each beach, and posting information on our website and on twitter.
We monitor water quality at nine locations in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The locations monitored are:
Blackrock Baths Shore
Beach Gardens Dún Laoghaire
Killiney Bay Beach
Corbawn Strand Corbawn Lane
Five of these locations are classed as identified bathing waters under the bathing water regulations. These are:
Seapoint Beach, Killiney Beach, Sandycove Beach, the Forty Foot Bathing Area, and White Rock Beach
with White Rock Beach, Sandycove Beach and the Forty Foot being newly identified in 2018. You can read a report on the newly identified bathing areas for 2018 here: