Beaches in Clifden, County Galway

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The beach guide has 6 beaches listed in and around the town of Clifden. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Renvyle Beach (8.7 miles)

    Renvyle © Alan Reid | BY-SA

    Lovely sandy beach set in the stunning Connemara district of Galway. The bay here feels almost enclosed with the islands of Clare and Inishturk just off the coast and flanked by the mountains of Achill, Mweelrea and Croagh Patrick. Renvyle is widely known for the caravan and camping park that sits right on the edge…

  • Dog’s Bay (7.7 miles)

    Dog’s Bay © Bernhard

    White sand, clear turquoise-blue waters and the occasional bit of sunshine - you'd almost think you were in the Caribbean and not Connemara on the west coast of Ireland! Without doubt this lengthy crescent of pristine sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland.

    There is a reason the sand here is so white,…

  • Omey Strand Beach (6.6 miles)

    Omey Strand © Andreas Riemenschneider

    Omey Strand in Connemara is a large expanse of flat sand connecting Omey Island to the mainland. The beach here doubles as a road and a racetrack although this all depends on whether the tide is in or out.

    The crossing to the island is around 500 metres across the sand and it is actually marked…

  • Glassilaun Bay (10.8 miles)

    Glassilaun Bay © Keith Salvesen | BY-SA

    Glassilaun Bay is yet another gem set within Connemara on Galway's west coast. A tight crescent of soft white sand, the beach faces into the relatively sheltered, crystal clear waters just south of the mouth of the Killary Fjord.

    To one end of the beach is a low grassy headland whilst at the other are a clutch…

  • Silver Strand Beach (12.6 miles)

    Silver Strand © Keith Salvesen | BY-SA

    The pristine sands of County Mayo's Silver Strand are just about remote enough to keep the crowds at bay. Set near the mouth the Killary Fjord it isn't actually that difficult to get here but thankfully this beautiful beach manages to stay just under the radar.

    The beach here somewhat lives up to its name with…

  • Thallabawn Beach (13.7 miles)

    Thallabawn © Oliver Dixon | BY-SA

    This wild, open stretch of beach is one of the gems of Mayo's already well represented coast. Some call it White Strand and others call it Silver Strand (which is the direct translation of Thallabawn). Well of the beaten track, this huge expanse of sand is a place of great natural beauty. If you are…

Clifden beaches map

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