Donegal Lifeguards will be on duty seven days a week from Saturday 27th June until the end of August and also for the first two weekends in September 2020. Public conveniences are also open at all of the lifeguarded beaches.
With 12 beaches and 2 marinas in the county receiving Blue Flags, Donegal now tops the charts as the county with the most Blue Flags for 2020. In addition, 4 other beaches also received Green Coast awards. These internationally recognised awards aim to raise environmental awareness and promote sound environmental management of beaches, marinas and inland bathing waters around the world. Donegal County Council encourages the public to enjoy our award winning beaches this year. However, it asks that all are mindful of the ongoing need to respect social distancing, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette in relation to COVID-19.
Beach Lifeguards will be on site in Donegal from Saturday June 27th at the following beaches:
Lifeguards are on duty at all sites from 12:00pm until 6:30pm or in Rossnowlagh where the service is provided 11:00am to 7:00pm.
*Lisfannon beach will remain closed to the pubic due to storm damage to the access road and parking area and will not have a lifeguard service available for the 2020 season.
The county’s beaches are a popular destination when the sun comes out but just because it’s relaxing to dip in the water – doesn’t mean you should relax when it comes to your safety. The red and yellow flags on the lifeguarded beaches indicate the area that is monitored by the lifeguards. To ensure your beach visit is a safe one, Donegal County Council encourages bathers to;
Check also Donegal Tide Times
For more information on water safety, please visit Donegal County Council website
For the official press release about the Bathing Season in Donegal, please click here
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