Think beach destinations in Ireland. Here is the list of 10 Top Best Beaches In Ireland. Take a look and give your opinion.
Keem Bay, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
The Atlantic could easily be mistaken for the Med at Keem Bay, where the horseshoe of white sands is flanked by velveteen green cliffs. A small truck is sometimes here selling sweets but you’ll need to bring your own sandwiches if you’re planning on staying the day. There are toilets, back up the hill.
Coumeenole Beach, Dunquin, Co. Kerry
Gently sloping golden sands fill in the gaps between the protruding rocky fingers of the cliffs on the Dingle Peninsula, once described by National Geographic as “one of the most beautiful places on earth”.
Inchydoney Beach, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Lush green fields roll down to the island of Inchydoney (connected to the mainland by two causeways) and its pristine sands. The two arcs of white powder you’ll find here are broken up by Virgin Mary’s Point (and the end of the road), while Inchydoney Surf Schoolmakes use of the consistent waves offshore to teach beginners how to find to their feet on a surfboard.
Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Bay, Connemara
On a sunny day Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Bay could be mistaken for the Caribbean – granted, with some imagination, but almost, we promise! There are no facilities close by (besides parking) so stock up at Ferron’s Supermarket in the village of Roundstone, three miles away.
Sandycove Beach, Co. Dublin
Ok, so this one isn’t a secret and if the weather’s good you’re sure to be sharing it with several (dozen) other bathers. But that doesn’t stop Sandycove being a great place for a swim, with its Forty Foot promontory along the site of a Gentleman’s Swimming Club (now open to all).
Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
You’ll want to bring your snorkel to Dunmore East; the sheltered coves along the coastline here seem to collect sealife and beg for exploration. Swim along the coast from one cove to the next before drying off on the south-facing sands of Councillor’s Strand.
Brandon Bay, Co. Kerry
The surf’s almost always up at Brandon Bay, where the long sweep of golden beach is open to the North Atlantic – and its swell.
Easkey, Co. Sligo
The fact that the headquarters of the Irish Surfing Association is at Easkey might tell you something – this beach is pounded by consistently good waves.
Glanleam Beach, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
The Wild Atlantic Way this may be, but Glanleam Beach sits in an improbably subtropical bubble.
Want a proper slice of beach life? Skerries is the quintessential Irish beach resort town, with kids playgrounds, rock pools and watersports, all with views out to the black and white striped lighthouse of Rockabill.