Rosses Point was awarded its first Blue Flag in 1988, the first year the Programme operated in Ireland. The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised eco-labels. Beaches that achieve this accolade must comply with a specific set of criteria relating to water quality, information provision, environmental education, safety and beach management. Stretching only 400m, the First Beach is Rosses Point’s smallest, safest and most sheltered. Public parking and toilets are provided adjacent to the beach. Access to the beach by ramps and steps. The beach is lifeguard patrolled during the bathing season and more information can be found on the noticeboard located at the beach.
Rosses point boasts a thriving open water swimming scene. During the summer one hundred plus swimmers take to the water in what is on of Sligo’s fastest growing sports. Contact Sligo Masters and Open Water Swim Club @ Sligo Masters and Open Water Swim Club.
Surf lifesaving training takes place on the beach for all ages during the summer months. Contact Sligo Surf Lifesaving Club @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.