Beaches in Sligo, County Sligo

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The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Sligo. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Rosses Point Beach (5 miles)

    Rosses Point © Bob Embleton

    The award-winning beach at Rosses Point, 8km from Sligo, offers visitors a long stretch of clean, fine sand backed by low grassy dunes. Set on the "Wild Atlantic Way" there are lovely views of Knocknarea to the south and Benbulben to the north. From the "Discovery Point" views extend out to Coney Island, Oyster Island…

  • Strandhill Beach (6.1 miles)

    Strandhill Beach © Becky

  • Trawalua Strand Beach (11.8 miles)

    Trawalua Strand © Ntf30

    Trawalua Strand is often overlooked in favour of neighbouring Mullaghmore or Streedagh beaches. Yes, to get here takes a little more effort, but it's worth it to enjoy this beach where there is never a crowd. Even if there are people on the beach, there is nearly 4 miles of golden sand backed by high…

  • Mullaghmore Beach (13 miles)

    Mullaghmore © D Gore | BY-SA

    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…

  • Streedagh Beach (10 miles)

    Streedagh Beach © Mark_gusev

    Streedagh Strand is 3km long crescent of sand running between Streedagh Point and Connors Island.

    Behind the beach are dunes and then a large lagoon formed by the estuary of the Grange river which can be a a good spot for birding. What you can't miss, wherever you are on the beach is the hulking form…

Sligo beaches map

Map featuring Sligo beaches. Click on pins to view beach details