Kilmurvey Beach is one of a handful of beaches scattered around the coast of Inishmore (Inis Mór), the largest of the Aran Islands. Despite its offshore location this is a popular beach, particularly in the summer when there is even a lifeguard here.
The appeals of Kilmurvey Beach aren’t difficult to see; a sheltered crescent of near-white sand with turquoise waters and views over to Connemara. Add to this the reassurance of a Blue Flag award and this is possibly the best beach in the islands, if not Galway.
If sitting on the beach and taking in the beauty of your surrounds isn’t active enough for you there’s plenty to do on Kilmurvey Beach. Swimming in the summer is generally safe, although there can sometimes be surf. There are a host of rock pools at either end to explore and this is a good spot for seeing wildlife.
The environs around the beach are home to a number of rare plant species and the area is highly regarded for its birdlife. Just along the coast from Kilmurvey is a large grey seal colony where you can see seals sunning themselves on the rocks.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Picnic area
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