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Beautiful Coral Beach forms part of the Connemara Peninsula in County Galway.

Known as Trá an Dóilín, Coral Beach in Carraroe is an area of stunning natural beauty. It is an area just begging to be discovered, with small coves and bays around virtually every corner of the roads that wind their way along the coast. It has a coveted blue flag – only given to beaches and marinas with the very best water quality, lifesaving and disabled access facilities – and is of major conservation importance.

As its name suggests, the beach is famous for its very fine coral and it is an excellent area for snorkelling and diving. Patrolled by lifeguards during the holiday season, it has toilet facilities and dozens of little rock pools ripe for exploring. A little off the beaten track, it is usually less busy than some of the other beaches in the area.

As well as its beach, the village of Carraroe is famous for its traditional fishing boats, known as Galway Hookers. These are now largely used for racing and every August Carraroe hosts the Féile an Dóilíin, one of the biggest maritime festivals in Ireland.

Away from the coast, Connemara’s inland canvas is a heady mix of isolated valleys, bogs and lakes. The Maumturk Mountains and the quartzite peaks of the Twelve Bens mountain range are at its heart, offering countless cycling and hiking opportunities. Cut off from the rest of County Galway by Lough Corrib, it’s a richly rewarding region to explore.

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An Cuan
An Cuan
3.5 out of 5
16 An Cuan, Carraroe, Galway
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Situated near the beach, this holiday home is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Coral Beach and within 12 miles (20 km) of Rossaveel Ferry Terminal and Gorumna Island. Patrick ...

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Carraroe Townhouse Connemara
Carraroe Townhouse Connemara
Carraroe Apartment, Carraroe, County Galway
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Situated in Carraroe, this apartment building is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Coral Beach and 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Rossaveel Ferry Terminal. Galway Bay and Spiddal Beach ...

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Great apartment!! Everything we needed. Great location!

"This was a clean, well kept apartment with all that we needed. The location was perfect for visiting Galway, Connemara peninsula and the Aran Islands. The owner is lovely and was very helpful. I would highly recommend this place. I would stay there again if I was ever back in the area!"…"

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Teach Teolai
Teach Teolai
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No. 4 Cuilane, Carraroe, Galway (county)
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Situated in Carraroe, this cottage is 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Coral Beach and within 12 miles (20 km) of Rossaveel Ferry Terminal and Gorumna Island. Teampall Bheanain ...

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An Cuan
An Cuan
3.5 out of 5
16 An Cuan, Carraroe, Galway
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