Keem Bay, Achill Island

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Escape the bustle of travel with a visit to Keem Bay, considered one of the most beautiful places in all of Ireland. Once the site of a basking shark fishery, the bay now serves as a great snorkeling spot with a Blue Flag beach--meaning it has met strict standards for water quality, safety, environmental education, and information. Historical and natural landmarks surround the bay itself, including an old British army lookout, a booley village (used in the summer to house young family members who bring their cattle to graze on the hillside), and Europe's highest cliffs in Croaghaun. There is little for food or drinks to purchase here, so consider bringing your own. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Keem Bay and many more Achill Island attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Achill Island trip maker site.
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  • Beautiful area and drive to this beach. Easy enough access for cars it seems camper vans restricted. Unfortunately toilet facilities all locked up. 
    Beautiful area and drive to this beach. Easy enough access for cars it seems camper vans restricted. Unfortunately toilet facilities all locked up.  more »
  • Well worth the trip to the end of the island to see one of Ireland prettiest beaches and bays. Walk up the hill side to see the WW1/WW2 lookout and walk along the cliff edge. There are toilets and a.....  more
    Well worth the trip to the end of the island to see one of Ireland prettiest beaches and bays. Walk up the hill side to see the WW1/WW2 lookout and walk along the cliff edge. There are toilets and a.....  more »
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  • Beautiful beach, golden sand and clear water surrounded by cliffs. Decent amount of parking. Public toilets available set back from beach up the hill.
  • An absolutely stunning beach. I had read that this beach was voted one of the best beaches in the world and I was dubious about that claim but when I got to the beach I was stunned to see how magnificently beautiful the beach and bay was. Its certainly helped that the weather was good and the water was azure blue with soft warm fine golden sand. Prepare for a fairly steep decline/incline to and from the beach but its well worth it.

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