Mullaghmore Beach

Mullaghmore Beach - County Sligo
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Mullaghmore is a long, wide, sandy beach, stretching for about 3 kilometres / 2 miles inside a crescent-shaped bay, backed by an impressive system of sand dunes. From the beach one can enjoy excellent views of the Tievebaun and Truskmore mountains to the rear.

Whilst the beach is a paradise for walkers, swimming is popular here too, with the beach protected from the prevailing wind by the headland, and the water depth increasing gradually but surely. Every day between June and September the beach is patrolled by lifeguards. Life buoys and torpedo buoys are available on the beach. Other water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, and kite boarding are also popular here. The other side of Mullaghmore Head boasts some of the best surfing in the world.

Parking is available at the western end of the beach on the outskirts of the village of Mullaghmore, along the R279, including parking with disabled access, but there are no disabled toilet facilities.
Facilities can be found in the small harbour town of Mullaghmore, a popular tourist spot thanks to its views over the sea and of Ben Bulben Mountain. Boat trips out to Inishmurray Island are popular from the harbour.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs must be on a leash and droppings removed.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


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

Nearest town


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Parking available.

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