Ireland boasts over 5,000km of coastline, from the wonderful beaches in Donegal in the Northwest to the beautiful beaches in Wexford in the sunny southeast, Ireland's beaches truely have something for every one; excellent water quality, world class surf, bustling promenades, secluded bays and biodiversity rich shores. With this in mind the Clean Coast Programme through Coastcare aims to protect and enhance this fabulous resource.
These Coastcare aims are delivered through all different types of activities, such as;
All members of the community are encouraged to participate in the Clean Coasts Programme through the formation of a group to become guardians of their local stretch of coastline. Each Coastcare group formulates their own aims, objectives and activities to clean up and protect their adopted stretch of coastline with the support of An Taisce’s Coastal Programmes Officers. Types of Coastcare groups include; Schools, Residents Association, Sports Clubs, University, Youth, Tourist attractions, Businesses, Individuals etc. Learn more about activities undertaken by Coastcare Groups here.