Dooega Beach

Dooega Beach - County Mayo
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Set in a small coastal inlet at the south west tip of the Minnaun cliffs is Dooega beach. This is within the Keel Machair / Minaun Cliffs Special Area of Conservation (SAC) which is is rich in birds, plants and insects.

The beach backs onto low grasslands and the old fishing village of Dooega, one of the last native language speaking villages on Achill.

Whilst being on the Atlantic coast the south-facing beach is fairly sheltered. Along with the seasonal lifeguard service this makes Dooega fairly safe for families. Being a little more remote than most of Achill’s other beaches means it rarely gets busy here.

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs must be on a leash and droppings removed.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling


  • Toilets
  • Slipway

Nearest town


OS grid ref.


Parking available.


Blue Flag Award

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