A record 93 Blue Flags have been awarded this year, an increase of two on the previous year.
The counties with the most Blue Flags are Donegal and Kerry with 14 each.
Blue Flags are given out to beaches and marinas with good water quality while Green Coast awards are for environmental protection.
This year 93 Blue Flags and 63 Green Coast awards have been presented.
Inchydoney east beach in Cork has received a Blue Flag for the first time, while Warren in Cork, Killiney in Dublin and Golden strand in Mayo regained their clean status this year.
Two beaches have not retained blue flags - Ballymoney North beach in Wexford and Bertra in Mayo.
6 beaches have received both Blue Flag and Green Coast awards.
They are Portmarnock in Dublin, Salthill and Silver Strand in Galway; Ballinskelligs in Kerry, Inchydoney East Beach in Cork, and Rosses Point in Sligo.
while Kerry and Donegal have the most blue flags, cork has the most awarded sites at 25 - 10 Blue Flag beaches, 2 marinas, and 13 Green Coast Awards.