Rosses Point, Sligo

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Enjoy the scenery of Rosses Point, a small residential town and also the name of the surrounding peninsula. Poet William Yeats and his artist brother Jack Yeats spent their summer holidays here, thus it is also referred to as Yeats County. This charming little village is full of walking trails and beaches where you can see out across the Atlantic Ocean. Look out to one side for a view of the ocean meeting up with the mountains. Keep your eyes peeled for the monumental 3.7 m (12 ft) high "Metal Man" lighthouse guarding Sligo Harbour on Perch Rock. There are many sports activities here as well, such as the 18-hole golf course and the Sligo Bay Lifeboat Station. Make sure to bring a jacket as it tends to get quite windy. Plan to visit Rosses Point and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sligo attractions using our Sligo driving holiday planning app .
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  • Had a lovely walk on this beach last weekend. It is so quiet and peaceful with fantastic views of Benbulben Mountain and Maeves grave.  more »
  • A great unspoiled part of Ireland. Absolutely brilliant sandy beach that goes on forever....Try Austies for something to eat....  more »
  • Nice walk to do on the page and the dunes, very crowded in winter, except by locals. You should take advantage, because it's the rush in the summer!
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  • A beautiful, romantic place near Sligo with a sandy Atlantic beach and magnificent views of the majestic mountain. For aesthetics looking for peace, relaxation, rest, the best place under the sun.
  • A great place to unwind along the wild Atlantic coast Love to camp here and leave the worries behind
  • Beautiful place and views.. Great for quick getaway. Very relaxing and clean beach. Would love to visit it again some day.
  • Beautiful beach with amazing views.
  • Quieter and more peaceful than other nearby beaches.
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