White Strand (Miltown Malbay) Beach

White Strand (Miltown Malbay) Beach - County Clare
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This relatively small sandy beach with a rocky shoreline has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award on a number of occasions. This means there are all the facilities you’d need including lifeguard cover during the summer months.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs required to be on a leash and dog fouling removed. No dogs allowed between 10 and 6pm.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Shop

Nearest town

Miltown Malbay

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Blue Flag Award

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White Strand (Miltown Malbay) Beach Reviews

Very safe beach

Apr 09th 2022

A very safe beach. I’ve have been swimming here for over 25 years. Very few savings in comparison to other beaches. Remember if you get into difficulty in the water relax and lie on your back. It should be the first thing everyone is taught before the front crawl

Safety Beach

May 31st 2020

While not a golden sandy beach, it has grey sand, it is one of the safest beaches around with minimal currents and no large waves. This makes it superb for kids and families. It also has the advantage of Kierans Hole, a natural swimming pool 5 minutes walk up the headland.

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