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‘Amazing’ Irish Beaches To Explore When Fine Weather Returns

12th July 2017
Dog’s Bay in Connemara, with its distinctive white sand Dog’s Bay in Connemara, with its distinctive white sand Photo: Alan Morrison/Geograph

#TopBeaches - The weather might not agree but summer isn’t over yet, and there’s still plenty of time to explore’s pick of amazing beaches around the Irish coast.

Seaside beauty spots like Inch Beach in Co Kerry (famous for Ryan’s Daughter), Curracloe in Co Wexford (a key location for Saving Private Ryan) and Inchydoney in Co Cork will be familiar to Irish holidaymakers and foreign tourists alike.

But Dog’s Bay — south of Clifden in Connemara, and a standout both for its horseshoe shape and white sand — might be a new addition to your beaches list.

Surfing enthusiasts are also catered for at Ballycastle in Co Antrim and Strandhill in Co Sligo, locations that may see an uptick in wave-seeking visitors as it emerged that Ireland is now the cheapest country in Europe for surf lessons.

Earlier this year, Kerry’s Banna Strand topped TripAdvisor’s list of Ireland’s best beaches.

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