Beaches in County Mayo

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Beaches in County Mayo

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  • Denise D
    Slane, Ireland9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning beach...
    Unspoilt in beautiful Achill Island.
    Well worth a visit if you are anywhere near Achill.
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • CaraMcD M
    Wicklow, Ireland126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning beach. Crystal clear water and white sand. Very safe for the kids to play and swim and the adults got some lovely swims in too. We were there in August and no jellyfish or anything else around. Sand dunes and a little river also for the small ones made it a great place to hang out. Big grassy area to park with a fabulous coffee and food van. GAA goals on the sandy area also so bring a ball or a hurl!
    Written 22 August 2023
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  • Stephen D
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are so many beaches in Mayo that should rank in the world's top 10.
    This is my favourite. Sun and blue sky in the afternoon simply lit up the beach. Plenty of parking on a Friday in April, and only the 2 of us on the beach.

    If you do visit please do as we did and pick up some of the discarded fishing gear and leave it in the car park.

    Leave only footprints, and take away some of the plastic.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Tim
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous beach but not for swimming. You can walk for miles and it is never crowded. the views are amazing
    Written 22 May 2023
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  • funfamily20172017
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One side of the strand is the Atlantic, the other side a secluded bay with crystal clear water. If you walk along the ridge not only are you destroying the sand dunes you are missing the two different microclimates.
    Written 27 August 2023
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  • David O
    Dublin, Ireland14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place for a walk. Very tranquil with great views of the coast and mountain behind.
    The 2 bridges really add character to strand.
    Written 30 August 2020
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  • V6099EAkarenm
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brr! This is a great find. It's a small tidal pool on the front at Belmullet. In summer afternoons there is a lifeguard there. It is quite special. A wetsuit and large towel would be useful. There are minimal facilities and it's totally free.
    Written 4 September 2023
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  • froggy724
    Hudson, WI172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped for a quick walk and look. Beautiful views but it was very crowded and tiny road to get there. Enjoyed watching kids play in the water and it was well worth the trek.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • A P Mul
    Dublin, Ireland12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to relax and take in views.
    Lots of parking.
    The walk along beach has interesting geology and wildlife.
    Written 8 August 2021
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  • Phillipsfamily
    Swadlincote, UK16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sun, sea & sand. Walked ran & wadded in the sea. Have a wonderful time spent with family. Beautiful beach
    Written 30 April 2023
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  • Maps113233
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was not confronted by anyone and very respectfully made my way to Uggool beach without causing any issues. I believe it is dreadful that anyone should claim a right to block responsible and respectful people from gaining access to a public beach. The Uggool beach is of spectacular beauty and among the finest examples of shoreline in the country.
    I have heard a story that the man who owns the property that blocks access to the public beach asked the local government authorities to design and construct an access path or gate to allow a seperated access path for the public to access the public beach of Uggool, according to the rumours, the government refused to build such a path, and told the man that if he wanted such a path that he would have to to build it himself at his own expense.
    So I do blame in part the neglectful attitude of the local authorities involved. Ofcourse anyone can see that the man has a dilema on his hands and that undoubtedly it was a reasonable request for him to seek help for safeguarding his sense of privacy by having the government build a seperate access path to the Uggool beach away from his private residence and at the expense of the government.
    Nonetheless it does not change the fact the Uggool is a public beach as are all beaches in Ireland by law and it is not right or just to block access for the public to one of Irelands most beautiful scenic spots, despite the inconvenience it maybe to the owner of the intervening land.
    There I send a personal appeal to this man, to let the bitterness which you may feel entitles to hold, to dissipate in the name of God, for it is Gods land that you are holding for ransom. I think everyone must have sympathy and understanding for the position you find yourself in, cetainly I do, but it will not stop me from, with respect, making my way to one of Irelands most beautiful places of natural beauty Uggool beach.
    Kindest regards, 'Walker of the Wild'
    Written 11 September 2023
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  • Silver D
    Northern Ireland, UK143 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used to come here all the time when we were in Westport, this year the storms and high tides have caused so much damage to the car park overlooking the sea you can't do this anymore which is a shame. In fairness the council have built a new car park beside the toilets further up from the original car park but it hasn't got that appeal that the other one had of not being right at the waters edge.
    Written 3 July 2016
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