About Barley Cove
Barley Cove Beach is a south facing sandy beach backing onto extensive sand dunes. It is located in Barley Cove Bay which provides some shelter to the beach and there is an extensive sand dune to the rear of the beach. There is a large tidal lagoon (Lissagriffin Lake) to the rear of the beach. The beach is used to some extent by anglers, walkers, surfers and windsurfers.. View available amenities and tide information at Beaches.ie.
Latest Annual Bathing Water Quality Report
Barley Cove is classified as achieving Excellent Water Quality in 2022 based on the assessment of bacteriological results for the period 2019 to 2022. Barley Cove 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.