An Trá Mór Beach photo

An Tra Mhor

The popular, blue-flag bathing beach by the main car park is flanked by further beaches running down between rocky outcrops. White sand is a characteristic of beaches developed on granite outcrop because it liberates particularly pure, transparent grains of quartz during weathering. This view takes in upper Galway Bay and the coastal mountains of County Clare.

© Jonathan Wilkins and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Taken at: An Trá Mór Beach, Republic of Ireland

Date taken / added: 27th Jul 2009

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