Green Coast Beaches in Co. Mayo
The Green Coast Award is a new national beach award given to beaches which have high bathing water quality standards, a natural and unspoiled environment and a sound environmental management.
They can or can not have built infrastructure.
Green Coast Award Beaches for 2020
The Green Coast Award Beaches are:
Cross-Erris Peninsula, located on the west coast of the Mullet Peninsula with view of Inis Glora island
Termon, near Aghleam village on the east coast of the Blacksod Mullet Peninsula
Portacloy, located in Portacloy Bay
Rinroe, near Carrowteighe in North Mayo
- Tranaun Beach on Inishturk achieved the Green Coast award for the first time this year.
Most of them are candidate Special Area of Conservation (cSAC) or form part of Special Protection Area (SPA) or are proposed National Heritage Area (pNHA), but all are areas of high ecological value.