Keem Bay, Achill Island
(4.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My wife and I came here just over fourteen years, shortly after we became engaged. So it's a special place for us! But having said that, it would be a special place anyway, as t's beautiful, quiet, tr...  more »
  • The beach is located in a rural region with beautiful natural landscapes. The location is very frequented by many schools specialising in Sufi going on water sports. Ride of a lifetime.
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  • If you're in Achill, make sure you get to Keem. It's stunning rain or sunshine. It's not to be missed