Keem Bay, Achill Island

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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  • A stunning beach to rival any in Australia, and well worth the drive up and over the top of the hill to the end of the road, to get to it. Whilst it was a lovely day, I'd have not gone swimming like t...  more »
  • I visit this beach a couple of times a year on my trips to Achill, it’s beautiful and always worth a visit. The road up and down is a bit scary, especially when the sheep are about, so take care it’s ...  more »
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  • The beach like nowhere else. Beautiful view and great place to sit down and enjoy scenery. I will definitely come back here.
  • Stunning sandy beach on Achill Island. If you suffer from vertigo the approach can be scary. A very narrow road clinging onto the side of the hill with a drop to the sea below. The bay is very sheltered and there were refreshments available from a van. Worth the trip!
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