Blacksod Bay, Belmullet

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Blacksod Bay is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean in Erris, North County Mayo, Ireland. The 16km long and 8km bay is bounded on its western side by the Mullet Peninsula. Its eastern side includes Kiltane Parish, which extends southwards from Belmullet towards Gweesalia and Doohoma.GeographyBlacksod Bay, which contains many little islets, opens to the Atlantic Ocean. The granite found in this area as most of the rest of the substrate consists of ancient gneiss and schist. The Mullet peninsula is covered with fairly flat sand dunes. Blacksod Bay is wide at its mouth and is a safe place for anchorage.At its northern end, Blacksod Bay is connected to Broadhaven Bay by an 18th-century canal through Belmullet.LighthousesBlacksod Lighthouse, which was completed in 1862, lies 18km off shore out in the Atlantic Ocean. It was built from locally cut granite taken from the quarry at Termon Hill. Eagle Island lighthouse lies off the northwest tip of the Mullet.
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  • A very interesting place for people with interest in nostalgia. The lighthouse has a history of events in world war two. Nearby are religious monuments.  more »
  • Just the wild beauty and remote location of this place on a sunny day leaves you in awe of nature, a must if you want the authentic Wild Atlantic Experience  more »
  • A wonderful stop off with more breath taking scenery typical of the West of Ireland - definitely worth it  more »

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