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Salthill Beach

Galway, Galway

Salthill seaside resort is a 15-20 min walk from Galway city centre. The beach is sandy with rocky outcrops and has little surf. Facilities include toilets, showers, changing areas and a dive board! Can get busy when the sun is shining. The promenade above the beach provides a lovely picturesque walk leading onto the Blackrock to Silverstrand Way.

Beach Type



Toilets (inc disabled), showers, changing areas, diving board


Swimming, diving, snorkelling

Nature and Wildlife

Walk from Blackrock/Salthill to Silverstrand beach 2.5 miles

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

Beach is cleaned regularly.


Dogs required to be on a leash and dog fouling removed.

Tourist Information


Nearest town: Galway
County: Galway
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2469, -9.1777


Nearest town is Galway. Follow R336 out of Galway

Public Transport

Bus Service to Barna


Parking available

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Galway