What does Blue Flag mean?
Blue Flag is an award based on strict international standards given to sites (including beaches) which adhere to certain criteria under the headings of Environmental Information and Education, Water quality, Safety and Services and Environmental Management.
The Blue Flag award is granted for only one year at a time and must be earned annually.
Visitors to Blue Flag Beaches in Kerry in 2019 can be assured that the water quality is very good and that there are an adequate number of qualified lifeguards on duty at specifies times and that there are other safety procedures in operation.
For good information on the requirements for Blue Flag status visit http://beachawards.ie/blue-flag/blue-flag-beach-criteria/
Click on the images for views of the Blue Flag Beaches in Kerry 2019:
These are the 13 beaches which have Blue Flag status in Kerry in 2019:
Click on the Markers for the name of the beach.
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Other Great Beaches in Kerry
There are many other excellent beaches in Kerry. The main reason they don’t have Blue Flag status is the fact that they don’t have the required lifeguards at the designated times.
Nevertheless, they are very popular and should not be avoided just because they do not have Blue Flag status. Some of them are stunning scenically.
Among the best are:
Beal, Littor, Derrymore, Clogher Strand, Coumeenole, Waterville and Castlecove.
Most of these beaches are suitable for swimming and bathing (Care and safety precautions should be taken at all times).
Increasingly, watersports including surfing, sailing, wind surfing and kite surfing are becoming more popular at some of these beaches.