County Galway Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 9 swimming beaches listed in County Galway. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

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    1. Cill Muirbhthe Beach

    The beautiful sandy crescent of Cill Muirbhthe (Kilmurvy) is located on the northern shores of Inishmore Island. Inishmore is the largest of the three Aran Islands which sit at the mouth of Galway Bay, a few miles off the Irish coast.…

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    2. Silverstrand Beach

    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…

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    3. Trá an Dóilín Beach

    Located in the Irish-speaking region (Gaeltacht) of Connemara is the beach of Trá an Dóilín. Well known for its clear water and fine golden sand the beach here is actually quite unique geologically.

    Also known as Coral Strand…

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    4. Loughrea Lake Beach

    This little stretch of beach and bathing area are located on the shores of Loughrea Lake. Being a lake with a seasonal lifeguard service it couldn't be much safer for swimming here. There is a jetty to make taking the plunge even easier.…

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    5. Spiddal Beach

    Spiddal is a sandy beach, flanked by rocky outcrops. It is about 200 meters long, and is located just to the east of the village of Spiddal, along the road that enters the village. From the beach there are views across Galway Bay towards…

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    6. Salthill Beach

    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…

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    7. An Trá Mór Beach

    The long, wide, sheltered sandy beach of An Trá Mhór or An Trá Mór in County Galway offers tranquility and gently sloping sands into the sea, making it popular with swimmers. The location lies in the rural Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) area…

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    8. Traught Beach

    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…

  • Kilmurvey Beach ©

    9. Kilmurvey Beach

    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…