Keel Beach, Achill Island

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A long, sandy stretch of coast, Keel Beach serves as the perfect spot for a romantic walk, or, if you're prepared to risk the icy water, a dip in the shallows. Try your hand at surfing, diving, or windsurfing, or simply relax and enjoy the memorable natural scenery. Use our Achill Island road trip tool to arrange your visit to Keel Beach and other attractions in Achill Island.
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  • visit this beach and above all the way to get to it is wonderful roads tortuous and in my case with fine Misty Rain but a surprise and a prize. I recommend to visit it, but is more the own way and landscapes that you are.
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  • First went to Keel beach back in 1968 and always say that this is where my husband and I fell in love! Visited numerous times over the years and this is our favourite place to celebrate special weddin...  more »
  • We drove up the mountain side and down the other side to the beautiful Keel Beach. It reminded me of the beauty found in Hawaii. The views of the Atlantic are gorgeous.  more »

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Where to stay in Achill Island

Achill Island offers a good selection of accommodations catering to a range of budgets. You'll find cozy bed and breakfasts and homely inns, which typically offer free breakfast, plenty of parking space, and comfortable rooms within restored older buildings. For proximity to the mainland and easy access to the iconic white cliffs, stay in the small settlement of Achill Sound. You can also consider the village of Keel, where you'll enjoy some of the most dramatic cliff-side scenery on the island.
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