Waterford currently has two designated blue flag beaches in which applications are submitted yearly in an attempt to gain blue flag status.
The long rolling waves in Tramore attract swimmers, and, of course, surfers. People power walk or stroll up and down the golden sands from early morning to sunset.
Tramore beach is popular for beach angling. The estuary flowing into the back strand has produced a number of specimen flounder and bass in recent years. Other species in the nearby coastal waters include pollock, dogfish, dabs, coalfish and whiting. The cliffs around the resort offer excellent rock and reef fishing.
How can you help!
The public has an important part to play in seeing that a beach keeps its Blue Flag. Litter, uncontrolled dogs, dog fouling, trampling on dunes, vandalism to facilities are all things that can cost s beach its flag. You can visit the following website to find full information about criteria, international blue flag beaches and marinas, maps etc.