Keem Bay, Achill Island

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Escape the bustle of travel with a visit to Keem Bay, considered one of the most beautiful places in all of Ireland. Once the site of a basking shark fishery, the bay now serves as a great snorkeling spot with a Blue Flag beach--meaning it has met strict standards for water quality, safety, environmental education, and information. Historical and natural landmarks surround the bay itself, including an old British army lookout, a booley village (used in the summer to house young family members who bring their cattle to graze on the hillside), and Europe's highest cliffs in Croaghaun. There is little for food or drinks to purchase here, so consider bringing your own. To visit Keem Bay and other attractions in Achill Island, use our Achill Island itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It's a beautiful spot, but you really need the sunshine to see it at its best. Some people seem put off by the drive and the steep drops from the road, but the road is not bad at all.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We travelled here in a motorhome. It's quite a narrow, twisty, undulating road but worth the journey. The road ends here. There's parking here and a lovely beach. There are also walks with spectacular...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Just beautiful! I was not expecting a beach like that in Ireland... very clear water almost turquoise and the sand was soo clean. Bit of a steep slope to get down to, best to hold onto the rail so you...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Beautiful quiet beach. Nice walk up the hill nearby
  • July 6, 2017
    Beautiful scenery if the weather is clear. I've been here twice, first time was a gorgeous sunny day and it was amazing, the second time it was foggy, cloudy, cold and raining and you couldn't really see much.
  • June 29, 2017
    Stunning views,amazing scenery,lovely hill walk with more amazing views
  • June 6, 2017
    Want to keep this place a secret! Best beach in Ireland!
  • June 27, 2017
    Beautiful beach. Lovely cove.

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