Tips and guidance for exploring the Irish coast and spending time outdoors sustainably.

The Clean Coasts programme works with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life, by organising hundreds of beach clean-ups each year, mobilising thousands of volunteers, and removing large quantities of marine litter from our coastline.

The Irish coast offers breath-taking views, beautiful beaches, epic cliffs, and more, and its unique beauty and character has been attracting visitors from all over the world – did you know that some of the coastal areas in Ireland have been named top tourists’ attractions in Europe, ranking higher than other famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

The Irish coast also presents its visitors with numerous opportunities to have fun. With the nice weather on the way, we expect that more people will be visiting the beautiful coastal areas around the country, whether it is for sea swimming, water sports, or simply to enjoy the stunning landscape.

With our ‘Enjoy and Protect’ campaign, we are asking people to enjoy and celebrate our stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, epic cliffs and all outdoors areas, but also to protect these natural treasures. Get out and make the most of Ireland’s wonderful coast, but also do you part to preserve our marine environment and keep it safe and beautiful for future generations to enjoy too.

Download Clean Coast’s ‘Enjoy & Protect’ guides here: