Enjoy a day at the beach

With such an extensive coastline from Donegal down to Galway along the Sligo coastline and Mayo coastline, you would expect to find quality beaches… and you won’t be disappointed. The naturally stunning formations of the coastline provide long stretches of golden sand and impressive sand dunes. With several beaches meeting the Blue Flag standard you are certain to never be far away from a great day out at the beach.

The miles of beaches are great for swimming, exploring rock pools and all sorts of beach fun. There are plenty of water activities to be enjoyed from sub-aqua, sailing, diving, rowing, canoeing, land yachting and surfing. Go dolphin or whale watching or relax with the many boat experiences and cruises available. If you enjoy the great outdoors, there’s no better place for a holiday or a day out. There’s so much to see and do!

  • Water activities such as sub-aqua, sailing, diving, rowing, canoeing, land yachting and surfing
  • Exploring rock pools and swimming
  • Walking on the sand dunes
Useful Information

For up-to-date listings of current Blue Flag Beaches visit

Getting There

From Donegal travel south along along the Sligo coastline and Mayo coastline to Galway. Numerous beaches to be found.

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Contact Blue Flag Beaches of Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Galway

Counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Galway, Ireland

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