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 2019

The Green Coast Award Beaches are:

  • Carrowniskey, located 15 km south of Louisburgh

  • 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

  • Srah, located 5 km south of Bunnahowen village, between Erris and Belmullet

  • 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.