Beaches in Gaillimh, County Galway

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The beach guide has 3 beaches listed in and around the town of Gaillimh. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Salthill Beach (1.8 miles)

    Salthill © Dennis Turner | BY-SA

    Salthill Beach is technically a group of small beaches, some sandy and some pebbly, that are separated by small, rocky outcrops alongside the Galway suburb of Salthill. The beach is popular for swimming, with lifeguards on duty every day during the months of July and August and at weekends during June. Exploring the rock pools…

  • Silverstrand Beach (3.6 miles)

    Silverstrand © Graham Horn | BY-SA

    Silverstrand is a fine sandy beach located just a few kilometres west of the city of Galway. It has spectacular views of Galway Bay and is a particularly popular beach for swimming and for family days out, with shallow and mostly calm waters, as well as a lifeguard service from June until September. The beach…

  • Traught Beach (7.5 miles)

    Traught © Ian Capper | BY-SA

    Located in the sheltered Galway Bay, this gently sloping sandy beach is an ideal spot for families. There is a lifeguard service during the summer months which means Traught beach is particularly safe for bathing.

    This is a quiet rural beach which rarely gets busy, particularly now the campsite which backs onto the beach is closed.…

Gaillimh beaches map

Map featuring Gaillimh beaches. Click on pins to view beach details