Best beaches in County Galway
Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in County Galway as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.
The current most popular beach in County Galway is Trá an Dóilín. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in County Galway just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.
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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…© 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…© 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…© 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…© P L Chadwick | BY-SA
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.…