Greencastle Marina is the first marina in the county to receive Blue Flag status and to attain this award the marina has had to comply with stringent criteria concerning environmental information and education, environmental management, safety and service facilities, and water quality.
The Greencastle Marina is situated in the heart of the historic village of Greencastle and provides secure and safe berthing at the mouth of Lough Foyle, Co. Donegal.
With two Blue Flag beaches marking the approach to Greencastle, Stroove and Benone, the Greencastle Marina is a first port of call for yachts coming from Scotland or Northern Ireland.
Greencastle Marina is a seasonal facility, provided over the Blue Flag season and accommodates resident and visiting yachts, cruise ship tender boats visiting the locality, and occasional angling charter vessels.
Access is fully possible for visitors of all abilities via a gangway landing. A hoist is also permanently available, as necessary, for sailors requiring assistance to/from their boats.
All beach users are asked to take care when at the beach, and in particular:
- Never swim alone – Or surf, dive or sail unless there is someone with you.
- Always engage in water activities with family or friends.
- Tell someone when you will be back.
- Note Locations of Life Saving Equipment – Before entering the water familiarize yourself with the location of lifebuoys.
Report missing or damaged lifesaving equipment
If you find that lifebuoys are missing or vandalized, please contact the Blue Flag Co-ordinator, Donegal County Council, Central Laboratory, The Kube, Magheranan, Letterkenny. (074) 91 22787 or (074) 91 76276. Email – [email protected]
Check out beachawards.ie for more information.