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Blueflag beaches

In the county that boasts the highest number of Blue Flag beaches and the longest coastline in the country; you are never too far from a beach. Whether your preference is the panoramic type of the small inlet cove, there are literally hundreds to explore.

Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach

Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach, Carrickfinn

Carrickfinn Beach is an extensive sandy beach with sand dunes and is located close to the beautiful Annagry village, a Gaeltacht area where the visitor can engage in the culture and heritage of this unique region where Irish is still the main everyday language.

Carrickfinn is a long stretch of white sand beach backed by extensive sand dunes. All around the bay are the characteristic machair grass plains which are home to a number of rare plant species.

The spectacular displays of wild flowers in spring and early summer make a visit to this grassland unforgettable.

The beach at Carrickfinn is a regular winner of the coveted Blue Flag Award which mean you can be assured clean, safe bathing water along with all the facilities youll need for a family beach day.

Beach Lifeguards Lifeguards will be on duty on this beach - from June until September.

Hours of Work: 12.00pm - 18.30pm

Emergency Contact Number: Dial 999

First Aid: There is a first Aid Kit available at: • Beach Lifeguard Hut - 12.00pm - 18.30pm.

Flags: Red/Yellow Flag - It is safe to swim and lifeguards are on duty. Swim between the flags.

Red Flag - High Hazard. It is dangerous to enter the water. Lifeguards are on duty.

No Flag - No Lifeguards on duty.

General Advice

All beach users are asked to take care when at the beach, and in particular:

• Never swim alone - Or surf, dive or sail unless there is someone with you.

• Always engage in water activities with family or friends.

• Tell someone when you will be back.

• Note Locations of Life Saving Equipment - Before entering the water familiarize yourself with the location of lifebuoys.

• Report Missing or Damaged Lifesaving Equipment - If you find that lifebuoys are missing or vandalized, please contact the Blue Flag Co-ordinator, Donegal County Council, Central Laboratory, The Kube, Magheranan, Letterkenny. (074) 91 22787 or (074) 91 76276. Email - beaches@donegalcoco.ie

Check out also: www.blueflagireland.org

Information

Opens daily All Day
Closes daily All Day
Fee Free

Amenities

  • Parking (free)
  • Toilets

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