The Prohibition Do Not Swim Notice that had been in place at Front Strand Balbriggan was removed and replaced with the All Season Advisory on September 15th.The following table gives full details of results of sampling from the beginning of the bathing season and is followed by some background information to give context to the decision making regarding the Prohibition Notice in place from July 26th to September 15th.
Please be advised that Blue Flag Beaches in Fingal - Donabate, Rush South and Portmarnock - have a prohibition on dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs, in the blue flag area from 01st June -15th September between the hours of 11am to 7pm.
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.