Fingal County Council will work with various agencies to improve the water quality at the two beaches in the county which saw their classification drop in the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual Bathing Water Classifications for the 2021 Season.
This is brown foam which is seen on our beaches from time to time. It is called surf foam or surf scum. It can be easily mistaken for pollution, but it isn’t. It is a collection of millions of microscopic algae (bloom) and is a natural phenomenon. They need sunlight to grow and attach to the bubbles in the surf causing foaming.