Traught Beach (Tracht)

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. The majority of beach-goers are likely to come from the campsite which backs onto the beach.

Traught beach lies within the Galway Bay Complex a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The variety and diversity of habitats present here are of great conservation value. It is an area particularly popular with birdwatchers who come here for the wildfowl.

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Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs required to be on a lease and dog fouling removed.

County Galway dog friendly beaches »


  • Swimming/bathing


  • Town centre nearby

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