A new mobile enabled website providing information about bathing water at Ireland’s beaches and lakes has been launched by the EPA. beaches.ie will allow people to access the information they need before a day out at the seaside.
beaches.ie is set up for mobile devices so allowing visitors quick and easy access to a range of information. For example, beaches.ie allows people to find out what the recent water quality has been like at their regular beach, if any swim restrictions are in place, what the weather is likely to be and even what time the tide is due in.
The site also provides information on the amenities available, including access to beach wheelchairs. beaches.ie also provides a link to the popular ‘See it, Say it’ App to make it easy for people to report environmental incidents. beaches.ie will be updated continually during the summer as results of monitoring become available from local authorities.
The information is based on local authority monitoring of water quality, Met Éireann weather forecasts and Marine Institute tidal information.