The designation of water quality at Cuas Crom beach as poor for the summer months using samples from last year is unfair.
That's the view of Fianna Fáil councillor Norma Moriarty, who says last year's samples won't accurately reflect the water quality at the beach this summer.
It was revealed on Friday that Kerry County Council must erect notices at the beach advising people not to swim there for this year's bathing season, because the water quality was deemed poor.
This follows an assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency, which found water quality issues at the beach last summer.
Cllr Moriarty says the use of samples from a snapshot in time last year to categorise the water quality as poor for the whole summer is unfair.