Galway Bay, Galway
(4.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Walk along the beaches of Galway Bay, one of the area's most picturesque spots just southwest of the city. You may recognize the name from a John Lennon tune--he is only one of many that have sung about this bay. Walk along the beaches, and if you catch them on a dry day, sit and enjoy the swans swimming in the area. Nearby is the Long Walk, a row of colourful houses that line the water. Cap off your time here with a pint of Guinness at a nearby pub, or hang around for nightlife if you're in the mood. Using our international travel planner, Galway attractions like Galway Bay can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • this is a great place to visit and we had a hotel right in the bay which was ideal for evening walks! The bay area has everything you need while not being too noisy, too commercialised or having lost ...  more »
  • A large Bay well located with a beautiful panorama. Ideal for walking and strolling. Galway is not very large, it won't take long to rally downtown after the promenade finish, which is ultimately a good point.
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  • We visited Galway at the end of October. The bay is beautiful, the water looks so still and the sunlight dances off the water's surface. It really is peaceful