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Loughshinny Beach

Location: Dublin (Fingal County Council)
Excellent Water QualityCurrent Water Quality: Excellent
Last Sampled: Mon. Jul. 01 2024

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About Loughshinny Beach

Loughshinny Beach is a gently sloping, small, sheltered, cove-like sandy beach. Loughshinny harbour, a small active fishing harbour, is to the east of the beach.. View available amenities and tide information at Beaches.ie.

Latest Annual Bathing Water Quality Report

Loughshinny Beach is classified as achieving Poor Water Quality in 2023 based on the assessment of bacteriological results for the period 2020 to 2023 and consequently, an Advice Not To Swim restriction will apply at the bathing water for the 2024 bathing season. Loughshinny Beach had a Sufficient Water Quality rating in 2022, 2021 and 2020. Annual water quality ratings are generally calculated using monitoring results over a four-year period and are assessed against stringent bacterial limits to protect bather health. Fingal County Council reported that the main sources of pollution are from sewage discharges and misconnections from domestic plumbing systems, discharges from septic tanks, faeces from dogs, horses and birds, and contaminated surface streams which flow into the bathing water. Fingal County Council's litter and dog wardens carried out targeted inspections and awareness campaigns in 2023 and these initiatives will be continued in 2024. Fingal County Council plan to review the availability of bins at the beach for disposal of dog faeces collected in bags, and other litter. Fingal County Council also plan to resume sampling of the two streams which enter the beach during 2024, to help identify sources of pollution. Fingal County Council will carry out inspections of domestic wastewater treatment systems in the catchment area in 2024, to assess if they pose a pollution risk for the bathing water.