The Council carries out an extensive beach-cleaning programme on all beaches and acknowledges the importance to the community of such a valuable amenity.
Killiney Beach retained its Blue Flag in 2014 and 2015.
The bathing water profiles for Killiney bathing area is: Bathing Water Profile - Killiney (pdf -318kb)
Beach Bye Laws
In order to make the beach area safe and pleasant for everybody, a number of restrictions are in place relating to litter, dogs, jet-skis and noise.
Following a period of extensive public consultation, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council at its meeting on the 8th October 2012 adopted new Beach Bye Laws.
The new bye laws amend the existing regulations on the control of dogs on beaches. They are less restrictive on dog owners and recognize the needs of all beach users by achieving a balance between dog owners, the general public and swimmers.
Dogs will be allowed off leash outside of the designated bathing/lifeguard control areas all year at Killiney beach.
The new bye laws came into effect on the 1st January 2013.
Anyone operating a jet ski must hold a permit issued by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Jet skis may only be operated between the hours of 7.30pm and 10am and must stay 300 metres from the foreshore except when launching.
Beach Bye Laws 2012 (pdf -299kb)
The following map can be used to interpret the Beach bye Laws 2013
Map of Killiney Beach (pdf -2,299kb)
Lifeguards are employed during the summer period on Killiney beach. The lifeguard service is normally provided from June to August, but the periods of cover vary each year. During this period, the lifeguards are on duty from 12noon to 6pm, Monday to Friday inclusive and from 11am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday.
The Council operates public toilets at Killiney (carpark adjacent to Dart Station)
The opening hours are as follows:
- Winter (1st Nov – 28th Feb) - Open weekends only between 8am – 4.30pm
- Spring (1st Mar – 30th Apr) - Open 7 days between 8am – 6.30pm
- Summer (1st May – 31st Aug) - Open 7 days between 7.30am – 9.30pm
- Autumn (1st Sept – 31st Oct) - Open 7 days between 8am – 6.30pm
- Download application form for the running of water based recreational activities/events Application form Recreational Activities/Events (word doc - 919 kb)