Kerry CoCo look for parking solution after cars are caught in tide at Inch Beach

By Fiona Frawley

August 16, 2022 at 10:14am


Videos shared over the weekend showed some cars stuck in the water after the tide turned.

A director at Kerry County Council told RTÉ News that it's "normal" for cars to park on Inch Beach, particularly on a sunny weekend.

John Breen, Director of Services for Kerry County Council said that on any "fine summer's day, it's normal to see hundreds of cars on Inch beach", but that there was a massive influx over the weekend.

Mr Breen explained that parking on the beach "is a recognised standard", adding that it is something the county council "is trying to address at all our beaches".

He also told RTÉ that arrangements have been made within the communities at some other Kerry beaches, with local landowners making fields available for parking during summer months in Ventry and Castlegregory.


He said that Kerry County Council are "putting out the strong call for local land owners to come forward and try to work with us on parking, because we don't have the land".

As the tide turned at the beach over the weekend, a number of cars tried to leave at the same time - as a result, some cars ended up stuck in the water.

According to the Examiner, it's been suggested that Inch beach should lose its Blue Flag status until the problem is addressed. Others have expressed concern over the safety of having cars on a beach where children are playing.

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