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Clare Island Beach

Louisburgh, Mayo

Sandy rural beach located on an island off the coast of Mayo in the west of Ireland. The island has a small population of approx 250. The beach is located very near the pier. All boats arriving to the island must berth here. The beach is clearly visible.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Toilets facilities at the adjacent community centre
Bicycles can be rented near the beach and there is a hotel and pub within walking distance

Activities

Swimming
Walking
Birdwatching

Water Quality

Not Tested

Lifeguard

No

Dogs

Dogs must be on a leash and droppings removed.

Tourist Information

www.clareisland.org www.irelandwest.ie

Location

Nearest town: Louisburgh
County: Mayo
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8126, -9.99619

Access

Visitors can visit the island by crossing the ferry from Roonagh Pier. Roonagh Pier is approx. 6 miles from Louisburgh and 18 miles form Westport. www.clareislandferry.com. The beach is right beside the harbour at Clare Island.

Parking

Parking available.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Louisburgh