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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  • Stunning beach and the drive down, to it not to be missed, sun was shining though sea was cold didnt stop my boys going in for a paddle 
  • A stunning high cliff road sweeps into this beautiful alcove of a beach, surrounded by mountains on all sides. Easily one of the most spectacular beaches in Ireland. Palpable sense of remoteness, at t...  more »
  • Just beautiful. Scenery is so dramatic. Good parking facilities. After visit Gieltys-pub/cafe nearby for refreshments.