Beaches in County Mayo

Top Beaches in County Mayo, Ireland

Beaches in County Mayo

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  • Oliver
    33 contributions
    The Pic on here is wrong that's Keem....but Keel is the centre of Achill. Amazing with the Cliffs as a Dramatic Backdrop and 3 miles of beach to walk along ....great for watersports such as Surfing, Kite Surfing and Keel lake nearby for kayaking...
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Emily O
    Mullingar, Ireland1,159 contributions
    My husband, two toddlers and I set out for the Silver Strand from Westport. It is well signposted from Louisburgh up until a fork in the road then you have to use your nous as to which way to go. Having taken both routes, both say Silver Strand at the end of narrow country roads and both have carpark but one way, if heavy rain the night before (which we had) , you'll have to cross a significant stream up to your knees. Not ideal with two toddlers and a buggy hence we investigated the other route. It is an incredibly beautiful sandy beach even on a dull blustery winter's day. Fabulous views of undulating sand dunes, Inishturk and Clare islands and the magnificent Mweelrea mountain. An amazing feel to the beach. I spied another hidden unsignposted beach the other side of the headland which I didn't have time to explore. It looked so inviting though. Sadly I noted no bins or toilets and some dumping at both carparks but it is a place I could stay forever regardless and will return. A beach to rival Keem.
    Written 31 December 2021
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  • ChantalKortmann
    Erps-Kwerps, Belgium39 contributions
    This beach is very quiet and interesting, there are rocks and there is a sandbeach and all kinds of birds are living here.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Debbie P
    12 contributions
    Lovely beach walk in County Mayo, Walk to the beach from parking has friendly cattle and a graveyard.
    Written 3 September 2019
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  • A P Mul
    Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
    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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  • David O
    Dublin, Ireland14 contributions
    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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  • Emily O
    Mullingar, Ireland1,159 contributions
    My husband, two toddlers and I first checked out this beach at high tide and were disappointed as there was barely beach to stretch the legs. We then went on to Carrowmore beach for a decent walk. We were tipped off by locals in Tia cafe in Louisburgh about cliff-diving from the forest by Old head beach so we returned to see if we could walk through the forest and find and see where locals cliff-dive. We couldn't, far too steep and not accessible with a buggy and not signposted. On the second trip, we hit on low tide which revealed an extensive sandy beach with interesting rocky deposits and plenty of walkers and happy dogs. There is ample parking, a pier and lovely picnic tables. Highly recommended and definitely worth checking out at low tide.
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • Oliver
    33 contributions
    Best beach for a swim as it is reasonable shallow for quite far out....more sheltered then Keel it is greet for sunbathing.
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Silver D
    Northern Ireland, UK137 contributions
    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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  • Emily O
    Mullingar, Ireland1,159 contributions
    My husband, two toddlers and I enjoyed a walk and toe-dip at this lovely sandy beach. It is very popular with surfers, dogwalkers and birds. The dunes look like they are gradually being eroded. There are toilets, plenty of parking (in the winter anyway!), picnic tables and uninterrupted vistas of Clew Bay. My family preferred this beach to Bertra strand and old head beach. We would return.
    Written 30 December 2021
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  • irish-bagan
    Gort, Ireland7 contributions
    This is a wondrous serene beach and arguably the most beautiful on the west coast of Ireland. You won’t fully know Mayo beaches until you walk along Uggool Beach. An incredible place to picnic, swim and spend the day. Like ALL beaches in Ireland it is open to the public and owned by the people of Ireland. It can be tricky to reach by boat or by navigating ugly fencing on the foreshore at low tide, but definitely worth it. Ignore the disingenuous and misleading disinformation of certain private interests. You’ll quickly see through the nonsense by doing a little research on this amazing place. Enjoy!
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Harry C
    Aghadowey, UK44 contributions
    A wonderful gem in the Belmullet town. The swimming club are an example to us all. A wonderful asset for adults and kids alike.
    Written 18 July 2022
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