Salthill Promenade, Galway

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Lined by bars, restaurants, and hotels, Salthill Promenade stretches along Galway Bay. The "Prom," as the locals call it, is the longest seaside promenade in the country, attracting both casual strollers and long-distance joggers. You can reach the promenade from any part of the city in about five minutes by simply heading toward the water. As you walk or run along this sign-posted path, remember the local tradition that claims kicking the prom wall unfailingly brings good luck. Time your stroll or jog for late afternoon when the promenade becomes a prime spot for watching the sunset. Work out when and for how long to visit Salthill Promenade and other Galway attractions using our handy Galway vacation generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We had a pleasant walk on the Prom to settle our lunch. It was a pleasant lace to meander and watch people.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    All 17 in our group walked from Galway City to Salthill. It was a beautiful sunny day and a gorgeous view of the sea. Well worth the time.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    A nice walk and great to see the diving board being used so much no matter what the weather. Just a very happy kinda spot.  more »

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