Best beaches in County Sligo

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in County Sligo as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in County Sligo is Dunmoran Strand. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in County Sligo just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Dunmoran Strand Beach

    Dunmoran Strand © Helen Hotson

    Dunmoran Strand is long stretch of golden sand backed by grassy dunes and not a lot else. This rural beach is quite secluded and has a wonderfully natural feel to it. 

    From the beach there are great views over the sand to Sligo's iconic peaks of Knocknarea and Benbulben. On clear days you'll be able to see the…

  • 2. Streedagh Beach

    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…

  • 3. Rosses Point Beach

    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…

  • 4. Enniscrone Beach

    Enniscrone © Discover Enniscrone

    Enniscrone is a 5-kilometre-long, golden, sandy beach located along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way on the Sligo coastline, alongside the lively resort town of Enniscrone. It is a popular beach for swimming, having been awarded Blue Flag status. Lifeguards watch over the area during the summer months. Surfing is also popular here, and there is a…

  • 5. Mullaghmore Beach

    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…