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Top 5 Beaches in Ireland

From swimming and surfing to strolls and seashells, the beaches in Ireland are perfect for all types of travellers. With so many wonderful beaches to choose from, we’ve created this blog to help you discover the best beaches around the country. Read on to find out…

Inch Beach, Kerry

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Situated on the famous Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, lies the beautiful Blue Flag, Inch Beach. Stretching 5km, this is one of the best beaches in Ireland for swimming, surfing, fishing and walking. Enjoy incredible mountain views from all angles as you stroll along the golden sand. During the summer season, you can also rent wetsuits, watersports equipment and take surf lessons on Inch Beach.

Mullaghmore Beach, Sligo – TOP 5 BEACHES IN IRELAND

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Calling all surfers! Located in North Sligo next to the charming village of Mullaghmore lies the beautiful Mullaghmore beach. This rural beach was recognised by Lonely Planet in 2013 as one of the best surfing sports in the world for big wave surfing. If surfing isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry, Mullaghmore beach is suitable for swimming and guarded by a lifeguard daily from June-September. Worked up an appetite? Pop into the quaint village of Mullaghmore, full of seaside bars and cafés for a bite to eat.

Dollymount Strand, Dublin

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Dollymount Strand, located on Bull Island just off the coast of Clontarf, is one of the most famous beaches in Dublin. Accessible via a wooden bridge, the stretch of sand runs 5km long and is the perfect place for joggers, kite-surfers and swimmers alike. Home to breath-taking views of Dublin Bay and plenty of sandy dunes, Dollymount Strand also features a lovely lighthouse walk, perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Curracloe Beach, Wexford

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Featuring in Steven Spielburg’s Saving Private Ryan, Curracloe Beach is easily one of the most famous beaches of Ireland, as well as one of the cleanest. This Blue Flag, soft-sand beach is ideal for bathing, and walkers will enjoy strolling along the 7 miles stretch of sand. The Curracloe Forest runs parallel to the beach and is filled with pin trees and evergreens and features a beautiful walking trail for all to enjoy.

Ballymastocker Bay, Donegal

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Once voted the second most beautiful beach in the world, Ballymastocker Bay (also known as Portsalon beach) is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. Located a stone’s throw from some of Donegal’s top attractions, this Blue Flag beach is the perfect spot for a swim after a long day adventuring. Make sure to soak the incredible views of Ballymastocker Beach from nearby Knockalla Hills viewpoint – don’t forget your camera!

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