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Water Activities


Mayo offers the longest coastline of any Irish county, and there are some amazing pristine, beaches to be enjoyed.  A number of Mayo beaches carry the coveted, Blue Flag recommendation for the cleanest beaches, while there are also, a good proportion of 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 arrived 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.  

Mayo is also home to a number of top class Leisure Centres which include Swimming pools and spa facilities. These indlude:

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