Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, there are a number of beaches dotted along the coast of Connemara and we have picked our top 5 which are all a short drive from Ballynahinch Castle.
Omey Beach in Claddaghduff:
Omey Beach is a beautiful beach near the small village of Claddaghduff. In low tide the water subsides and the beach extends to the shore of Omey Island. This makes the island accessible to walkers, and also cars, who can travel across the centre of the beach by following the sign posts. This allows visitors to enjoy the beautiful island and it's unique landscape and rich heritage. To read more click here.
Gurteen Beach in Roundstone:
Gurteen & Dog's Bay is a sand spit which stretches into the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can take a short, but breath-taking walk, between the two beaches and view the mainland from a breaktaking angle. To read more click here.
The Coral Strand in Ballyconneely, this sheltered beach has a coral sand, which feels like fine gravel underfoot, visitors can explore the many rock pools and enjoy a swim on a fine summer’s day. To read more click here.
Located between Renyvle and Killary Bay, few beaches have a backdrop like Glassilaun Beach. With a stunning mountain backdrop and fine white sand, this
picturesque beach is perfect for a refreshing walk and the clear waters perfect for a family trip to the beach. The Scubadive West diving school is located nearby for anyone wishing to explore the unique marine environment of the region. To read more click here.
Aillebrack Beach in Ballyconneely:
With clear waters and fine sand Aillebrack Beach is the perfect choice for a family trip to the beach.
This beach has been awarded the Green Coast Award for 2019. It is also an ideal place for a relaxing stroll along the beach. It is located a short distance from Connemara Golf Links and approximately 5km from the village of Ballyconneely. To read more click here.