Swim at some of Mayo's fantastic blue flag beaches
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Mayo offers the longest coastline of any Irish county, and there are some amazing pristine, beaches to be enjoyed. A number of sites carry the coveted Blue Flag recommendation for Ireland’s cleanest beaches, while a good proportion are also recommended as Green Coasts. There are countless other hidden sea coves and golden crescent beaches all waiting to be explored.
Do not leave Mayo without swimming in:
Keem Bay: A classic horseshoe-shaped golden strand on Achill,
Mulranny Beach: Another crescent beach beside a saltwater marsh alive with curlews, oyster-catchers, terns and rare plants,
Ross Beach, Killala: A gorgeous sandy spit of land sticking out into the bay where the French Navy landed in 1798 to assist the United Irishmen in their ill-fated rebellion,
Bertra Beach: Another long, thin sword of sand sticking out into the sea, right under Croagh Patrick
Clare Island, Achill Island and the Mullet Peninsula out from Belmullet all have great beaches – although the last named can be shallow.
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