Please be advised that a temporary Do Not Swim Notice has been issued for Malahide Beach due to unacceptable levels of bacteria in a recent bathing water sample taken August 3rd. The cause is unknown and an investigation is underway.
It must be noted that Malahide has a constant red flag with swimming never advised at this beach.
A resample was taken on the 5th August 21 with results due 7th August 21 when the notice will be reviewed.
All identified bathing waters met the standard for “excellent” quality in results of testing on August 3rd, and the next scheduled sampling date is Tuesday 17th August.
Malahide Beach remains open but beach users are asked to respect the ‘Do Not Swim’ notices as they have been put in place to ensure that the health of bathers is not compromised.
Members of the public can check for water quality at any of the monitored bathing waters in Ireland in advance by accessing the EPA website at www.beaches.ie or by checking the notice board at the entrance to each beach.