Swimming, Achill Island in Co. Mayo

There are plenty of activities in Achill to suit all types of people. Having such an extensive stretch of coastline, swimming is one of the great attractions about a visit to Achill.

Some of the most beautiful beaches on the west coast of Ireland are to be found around Achill and the area prides itself on the number of Blue Flag titles it is awarded each year.

An international symbol for beaches and marinas, the Blue Flag award is adjudicated on an annual basis and provides an instantly recognisable badge of high recognition for beaches.

The qualifying standards for this prestigious award include water quality, environmental education and management, safety and services provided.

Achill has five Blue Flag beaches at Keel, Keem Bay, Dugort, Golden Strand and Dooega. This Blue Flag signifies that the beaches are clean and safe for swimming. Please obey the lifeguards at all times.