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Bathing water information for FountainstownFountainstown

Location: Cork (Cork County Council)

No Bathing Water Quality Issues

Awards: Blue Flag    Green Coast Flag
Excellent Water QualityCurrent Water Quality: Excellent
Last Sampled: Mon. Sep. 04 2023

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About Fountainstown

Fountainstown Beach is an east-facing, gently sloping, sandy/shingle beach. It is bounded to the north by a low rocky cliff, to the south by rocky outcrops and to the west by a concrete wall with the public road and car park adjoining the beach. Fountainstown Swamp which is a proposed Natural Heritage Area (pNHA 000371) is situated to the north of the beach. The beach is used to some extent by anglers and for windsurfing.. View available amenities and tide information at

Latest Annual Bathing Water Quality Report

Fountainstown is classified as achieving Excellent Water Quality in 2022 based on the assessment of bacteriological results for the period 2019 to 2022. Fountainstown has achieved an Excellent Water Quality rating for the four consecutive years 2019 to 2022. Annual water quality ratings are generally calculated using monitoring results over a four-year period and are assessed against stringent bacterial limits to protect bather health.