Coral Strand (or Tra an Doilin) beach is a very special small beach. The beach is made up of coralline algae known as maerl, making this biogenic gravel beach very Read more [...]
Planning a trip to the Galway coast and looking for the nearest beach? Our beach lists will help you find the closest beaches to your location and then for each beach, we will answer questions around location, tide times, weather forecast, dog restrictions, water quality and provide general information on the beach and its facilities. When on a beach page use our tools to search the Galway seaside towns and surrounding coast for things to see and do or places to stay and eat.
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Loughrea Lake beach is located at Loughrea Lake, a limestone lake to the east of Galway. Loughrea Lake is a designated Natural Heritage Area (NHA). Facilities include changing rooms, toilets, Read more [...]
Lettergesh beach is a sandy beach with some pebbles at high water mark. You have a large gravel car park but no other facilities.
Glassillaun beach is a sandy beach sitting within a cuirving bay that has a spectacular mountain backdrop. The beach has some interesting rocks to explore or use as shelter and Read more [...]
Gurteen Bay Beach is a west facing horseshoe shaped white sandy seashell beach. You get some protection from the headland that makesGurteen and Dogs Bay excellent swimming beaches. Gurteen Bay Read more [...]
Dogs Bay beach is a west facing horseshoe shaped white sandy beach. The beach is roughly 1 mile long and the whiteness of the sand comes from very fine seashells. Read more [...]
Salthill beach is really a combination of beaches along a promenade within Galway City. Small rock ourcrops divide the stretch and some parts are sand whilst others are pebble.
Tramor Coil Rua beach is a sandy beach with some rocks. Ads well as the main beach you have some smaller areas of sand to either side.
Traught beach is sandy beach that has views over Galway bay to Galway city. The beach is located in a Special Area of Conservation knowns as the Galway Bay Complex Read more [...]
Spiddal beach is a sandy beach with some rocky areas on either end. The beach is just outside Spiddal.
Cill Muirbhthe (Kilmurvey) beach is a sandy beach on the northern coast of Inishmore Island. The island has several rare plant species and the birdlife makes this a very popular Read more [...]