Applications for Designation of Bathing Waters 2024

Closed 28 Jun 2024

Opened 10 May 2024


Each year, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is required to identify bathing waters (sea, river or lake surface waters) within their area which they consider to be widely used by the public for bathing for the upcoming bathing season.

Public participation is needed during May and June each year for the identification of identified bathing areas. The EPA has produced guidance for the public on what information is required to nominate bathing areas and how this should be assessed, this is available to download from the Resources page of the website (see related link below).

If your particular beach is not identified by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council this could be for various reasons such as low numbers of bathers, accessibility issues, poor water quality or limited amenities.

Existing identified bathing waters within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are as follows:

  • Seapoint Beach 
  • Sandycove Beach 
  • The Forty Foot Bathing Area 
  • Killiney Beach 
  • White Rock Beach 

The consultation period will close on Friday 28th of June 2024.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Beaches