Carrowmore Beach

Carrowmore Beach - County Mayo
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This sandy beach is backed by low machair grasslands and dunes with views of the distant mountains. Carrowmore beach is around half a mile (800m) in length, stretching from Carrowmore Quay around to the Bunowen River.

As well as being a beautiful beach Carrowmore is also one of Ireland’s most unique wildlife habitats. The machair grasslands are home to many birds, plants and insects.

Despite its rural setting there are plenty of facilities at Carrowmore, which at the time of writing is a Blue Flag beach. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the bathing season.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs must be on a leash and droppings removed.

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop

Nearest town


OS grid ref.


Parking available.


Blue Flag Award

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