Ballyheigue Blue Flag Beach 2017
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Ballyheigue Blue Flag Beach is an extensive sandy beach located beside Ballyheigue in County Kerry. It looks out over Tralee Bay and is great place for swimming, surfing, walking and other water sports activities.
Ballyheigue is part of a 10km stretch of sandy beach which is backed by sand dunes. It is located within the Akeragh, Banna and Barrow Harbour Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and proposed Natural Heritage Area (pNHA), as well as the Tralee Bay Complex Special Protection Area (SPA).
It runs from the village of Ballyheigue for over 3kms until it reaches the outlet from Lough Akeragh and is an ideal place for swimming, surfing, walking and other water sports activities.
The beach is lifeguard patrolled during the bathing season and more information can be found on the notice board located at the beach.
The beach has received the International Blue Flag award for 2017.