Trip Planner: Europe / Ireland / Western Ireland / Province of Connacht / County Mayo / Achill Island / Dooagh / Keem Bay
Escape the bustle of travel with a visit to Keem Bay, considered one of the most beautiful places in all of Ireland. Once the site of a basking shark fishery, the bay now serves as a great snorkeling spot with a Blue Flag beach--meaning it has met strict standards for water quality, safety, environmental education, and information. Historical and natural landmarks surround the bay itself, including an old British army lookout, a booley village (used in the summer to house young family members who bring their cattle to graze on the hillside), and Europe's highest cliffs in Croaghaun. There is little for food or drinks to purchase here, so consider bringing your own. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Keem Bay and many more Dooagh attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Dooagh trip maker site .
Keem Bay Reviews
This place is so stunning. We drove out from Knock airport along the country roads to Achill. Although it was December we were lucky to have the whole beach to ourselves. Totally magical. more »
Loved the rugged landscape of Achill and this beach was beautiful. Great drive and we were so lucky as we visited in November in a beautiful bright sunny day which was an added bonus! more »
A pristine blue flag beach. Lifeguard on duty. Public toilet close by. Hot tea/coffee kiosk on site. But best of all was the journey to get there!!
Stunning, stunning, stunning. What can you say about this place that hasn't already been said. Look at the pictures and read all about it, but it still doesn't prepare you for driving over the crest of that mountain on the narrowest of roads and seeing the drop to the beach for the first time. And when you get down there, just sit down and take it all in. Burn the memory into the back of your head because the next time a hard day at work starts getting to you, you can use it to sail away to somewhere where stress has no place. It's only a dot on some map in the world, but what a dot.
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