Brittas has a 5km stretch of powdery sand and sand dunes, it is designated as a proposed Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It is an area of ecological importance and habitats of interest include sand dunes, ferns and grassland areas. The landscape is dominated by the dunes which cover approx 100 hectares. The beach is life guarded throughout the bathing season.
Brittas Bay has been awarded ‘European Union (EU) Blue Flag’ . With no headlands to interfere with the peaceful rhythm, it is ideal for bathing, sailing and walking.
The dunes are home to many interesting wildlife species and plants, including a number of rare species.