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Top 10 Beaches in Connemara and Aran

Silverstrand
Silverstrand Beach is a sandy beach located two kilometres away from the picturesque village of Bearna on the edge of Connemara. Overlooking the Burren, this beach which is safe for swimming is popular among visitors and city dwellers alike.

 

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Trá Mhór
A white sandy beach located in Indreabhán with clear water Trá Mhór is a popular spot for both walkers and swimmers. An Trá Mhór overlooks three Aran Islands, the Burren in County Clare and the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day.

 

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Trá an Dóilín
Located in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht, Trá an Dóilin is a natural beauty like no other. Also known as Carraroe Beach, it is situated in the picturesque village of Carraroe, this beach has a blue flag ideal for swimming and water sports.

Trá Mhaírois
Located in close proximity to the village of Carna Trá Mhaírois or Moyrus Beach is a white sandy beach with clear blue water which is safe for swimming giving us tropical vibes on a sunny day. It is located beside an ancient 6th century church for the culturally curious visitor.

 

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Cill Mhuirbhigh
A sheltered sandy beach in a natural cove in Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands, Cill Mhuirbhigh is ideal for swimming on a clear summer’s day.

 

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Omey Strand
One of the largest beaches in the Connemara region, Omey Beach is popular with swimmers, walkers and for sight-seeing. Located at Claddaghduff, it is one of the many Wild Atlantic Way discovery points in the area. At low tide, visitors can walk or drive across to visit Omey Island, but make sure to note the tide times!

 

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Renvyle Beach
Renvyle Beach also goes by the name of White Strand Beach, thanks to its long expanse of white sand that would rival any top tropical beach worldwide. This beautiful beach treats its visitors to spectacular scenery of the Mweelrea mountains in Mayo. The beach is split in two by a small hillock with great panoramic views of the entire beach. Access to the beach is down a narrow country road just beyond the Renvyle Beach Caravan and Camping Park, a family-run business in operation since 19

 

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Dog’s Bay
Of course we can’t speak about Connemara beaches without mentioning the spectacular Dog’s Bay which is just a short drive from Roundstone village.

Its soft sand is made entirely from fragmented seashells, giving it a pure white colour year round. The crystal blue waters of Dog Bay are Instagram picture-perfect! They are also well sheltered making it ideal for swimming, snorkelling and kitesurfing.

Trá Inis Oírr
Inis Oírr is situated 17km off the Galway coast and 9km off the Clare coast. The beach is on the northern coast of the island and is known as Trá Inis Oírr. Another idyllic white sandy beach with crystal clear water this beach which greets visitors coming in on the boat

 

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Dumhach beach
A long white sandy beach located on Inishbofin Island, Dumhach beach has plenty of sand dunes which make it an ideal sunbathing spoy

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