Salthill Beaches, Galway

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#1 of 7 in Beaches in County Galway
Connected by a long promenade lined with bars, restaurants, and hotels, Salthill Beaches represent a cluster of small beaches separated by rocky outcrops. Diving platforms and floating rafts encourage brave swimmers into the chilly waters. Dutiful guards watch over the beaches during the summer months, while the promenade buzzes with walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and strollers. Nearby shops, amusement parks, aquariums, and casinos ensure endless entertainment. Plan your visit to Salthill Beaches and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Galway family vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Even though we had good weather for July in Galway, it was not the type of weather we like for the beach. When we go to the beach we prefer hot weather and a beach a little away from town. If we had k...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    I like Galway and this was a brilliant day. We arrived early and found a great parking space in the car park (there is no charge for now) and left for the beach which is clean with lots of space, the ...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    We were staying across the street from the Salthill beaches and spent a few hours on a sunny afternoon walking, exploring the tide pools in the rocks at low tide, collecting shells, making sand creati...  more »

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