Balbriggan beach is situated close to the Main Street, behind an eleven arch limestone and brick railway viaduct. There is a working fishing harbour beside the beach where trawlers enter and leave on high tides.
East of the main street in Balbriggan, in close proximity to the M1 Motorway.
How to get there
Balbriggan beach has several pedestrian access points.
Get the 33 from DublinCityCentre. There’s a bus stop on the main street. Check Dublin Bus for timetables and service updates.
Get the train service to Balbriggan station. It’s a 5 minute walk from the train station to the beach. Check Irish Rail for timetables and service updates.
See the google map at the end of this page.
Public car park (Pay and Display)
Lifeguard station (summer months only)
There’s a red or yellow flag flying from the lifeguard station when a lifeguard is on duty. A lifeguard is only on duty in the summer months from 11am to 7pm as follows;
- Saturday and Sunday during June
- everyday during July and August
Bathing Water Quality and Water Incidents
Balbriggan Beach is an identified beach under the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No. 79 of 2008). The water quality is monitored regularly from mid-June to mid-September every year. Water quality results are available on the beach noticeboard and on the EPA website www.splash.epa.ie