Portrane Blue Flag Beach
Portrane Beach is a 2 km long sandy beach flanked by sand dunes. There is pedestrian access only to this beach, no vehicular traffic is allowed. Parking is provided. At the north end of the beach Rogerstown Estuary flows out and at the south end it is protected by a headland consisting of Tower Bay. There is a National Heritage Area (NHA) to the north of this beach, a site of local importance; it is home to a large colony of migrating birds during the winter months.
Blue and Green Flag Beach awards take place every year in early June.
How to get there.
Portrane is a small seaside village in North County Dublin and can be accessed by driving north on the M50 and taking the Donabate/Portrane exit. Follow the signs for Donabate, go through this town and follow signs for Portrane.