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 [...]
Blue Flag beaches in Galway, Ireland, the Blue Flag award is a prestigious, international award scheme that aims to provide an assurance to tourists that a beach has met a minimum standard. To collect a Blue Flag any UK and Ireland beach must achieve the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
Below we list the current Galway beaches holding the Blue Flag award.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Silverstrand is a sandy beach. The beach is popular with families as it has a gentle slope into the sea. Facing Galway with good views into Galway bay.