Sand Dune Celebration Day at Bertra Beach

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Sand Dune Celebration Day at Bertra Beach

August 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Following the postponement of the World Sand Dune Day event, Leave No Trace Ireland, Bertra Connected and Helly Hansen are pleased to announce the new date to celebrate the Sand Dunes at Bertra Beach on Sunday the 14th of August.

This community-led, fun filled, family day-out will have something for everyone, from Seashore Safaris, refreshments and a competition, all while learning more about our coast and how to protect it.

Not to be missed! Register in advance to avoid disappointment!

Use the links below to register for the session you wish to attend.

Event Schedule:

9:30 – 10:15               Arrival and registration

Head over to our Leave No Trace team on the day and let us know you’re here.


10:15am – 11:30am      Family Seashore Safaris (suitable for ages 8+) 

Join our Leave No Trace Trainers, on a Family Seashore Safari. Explore all of the marine life living right on our shore, and learn about what we can do to protect them.

We’ll have two Seashore Safaris running from 10:15am. Each session can take up to 15 people. Please register using the links below:

Register for Family Seashore Safari Group here


11:30 – 12:00                   Refreshments 

Registered for a session?

Bring your own coffee cup and receive 1 free beverage!


12:00 – 13:00                  Family Sand Dune Building Competition

A sand castle competition with a twist, because building a sand castle is great fun, but building a sand dune to protect it? Even better!

Build your own beautiful sand castle, then using sand and seaweed, build your own sand dune to protect your castle from the elements. A creative and fun way to learn about the importance of our sand dunes. Helly Hansen vouchers to be won on the day!

Register for the Family Sand Dune Building competition here

14:00 – 15:00                 Leave No Trace on the Seashore for ages 16+

Join our Leave No Trace Trainers to learn how we can protect our fragile sand dunes and apply the Leave No Trace Principles at the coast.

Perfect for local residents, community groups, decision-makers, and those with an interest to learn more about environmental care and marine conservation.

We’ll have two Seashore Safaris running from 2pm with up to 15 people per group. Please register for the workshops using the links below.

Register for Seashore Safari Group here.


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