Dramatic views make Ireland’s beaches stand out from the crowd. Often found at the foothills of mountains and trimmed by fine golden sands extending as far as the eye can see, they are perfect for those wishing to take a slow stroll or a dip in the mighty Atlantic.
Starting down in County Cork
, Inchydoney beach is a glorious, unspoiled gem on the south coast. Barreling waves make this the ideal spot for aspiring surfers, so if the weather is fine there’s nothing to get in the way of an adventure-filled day. The beach is only a few kilometers from town and is accessible by car.
With seven miles of beautiful sandy shores, Benone beach on the Causeway Coastal Route
has received multiple awards, including the prestigious Blue Flag award. From the moment you sink your toes into the sand, you’ll see why it’s a favourite amongst the locals. These soft, golden dunes are surrounded by magnificent mountains and cliffs. On a clear day, you may even see Binevenagh mountain.
With the Ballycastle Golf Course as its backdrop, Ballycastle beach in County Antrim
is fast becoming another favourite along the Causeway Coastal Route. Just over one kilometre in length, this beach may be small but the spectacular views make this a must-see if you’re travelling along the coast!
Whether you’re searching for a secret spot or want to stick to the local favourites, County Galway
will not disappoint. Ask for directions to Coral beach at Carraroe and you’ll discover a quiet, natural beauty. Take a walk on the fine coral and explore the small rock pools away from the city crowds.
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