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Bathing water information for GarretstownGarretstown

Location: Cork (Cork County Council)

No Bathing Water Quality Issues

Awards: Blue Flag
Excellent Water QualityCurrent Water Quality: Excellent
Last Sampled: Mon. Jul. 01 2024

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About Garretstown

Garrettstown Beach is a south facing, gently sloping, sandy beach which is flanked on both sides by rocky cliffs. It is quite open to rough weather and rough seas. Garretstown Marsh is located north of the beach. Garretstown Beach is surrounded by Natural Heritage Area, Special Protection Area and Special Areas of Conservation areas although it is not part of them. The beach is used to some extent by anglers, walkers, surfers and windsurfers.. View available amenities and tide information at

Latest Annual Bathing Water Quality Report

Garretstown is classified as achieving Excellent Water Quality in 2023 based on the assessment of bacteriological results for the period 2020 to 2023. Garretstown has achieved an Excellent Water Quality rating for the four consecutive years 2020 to 2023. 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.