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An Cuan

An Cuan

1.7 mi from Coral Beach
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     

    Situated near the beach, this holiday home 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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    Mountain View Guesthouse

    Mountain View Guesthouse

    27 mi from Coral Beach
    • Free cancellation
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    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Situated in Oughterard, this bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Oughterard Golf Club and within 3 miles (5 km) of Aughnanure Castle and Lough Corrib. Brigit's ...

    £56 per night for 2 guests

    Mountain View Guesthouse£56
    Carraroe Cottage

    Carraroe Cottage

    2.2 mi from Coral Beach
      3.5 out of 5.0
       
       

      Situated in Carraroe, this holiday home is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Coral Beach and 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Rossaveel Ferry Terminal. Patrick Pearse's Cottage and Galway ...

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      Screebe House

      Screebe House

      11 mi from Coral Beach
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      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Situated in Rosmuck, this luxury country house is within 12 miles (20 km) of Rossaveel Ferry Terminal, Quiet Man Bridge and Coral Beach. Glengowla Mines and ...

      £166 per night for 2 guests

      Screebe House£166
      Harbour Hotel

      Harbour Hotel

      40 mi from Coral Beach
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Galway City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Galway Harbour, St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and Spanish Arch. South Park and Galway ...

        £104 per night for 2 guests

        Harbour Hotel£104
        Hotel Doolin

        Hotel Doolin

        23 mi from Coral Beach
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated in Doolin, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Doolin Cave and within 6 miles (10 km) of Cliffs of Moher and Mountain View Horse Riding ...

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          Connemara Coast Hotel

          Connemara Coast Hotel

          29 mi from Coral Beach
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            This family-friendly Furbo hotel is located on the waterfront, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Galway Bay, and within 6 mi (10 km) of National Aquarium of Galway and Spiddal ...

            £132 per night for 2 guests

            Connemara Coast Hotel£132
            Jurys Inn Galway

            Jurys Inn Galway

            39 mi from Coral Beach
              3.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Galway City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Hall of the Red Earl, Galway City Museum and Spanish Arch. South Park and St. Nicholas' ...

              £91 per night for 2 guests

              Jurys Inn Galway£91
              Blackberry Lodge B&B

              Blackberry Lodge B&B

              24 mi from Coral Beach
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated in a national park, this bed & breakfast is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Doolin Cave and within 9 miles (15 km) of Cliffs of Moher and Mountain View Horse Riding ...

                £65 per night for 2 guests

                Blackberry Lodge B&B£65
                The Twelve Hotel

                The Twelve Hotel

                33 mi from Coral Beach
                • Free cancellation
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                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Galway Bay and within 3 miles (5 km) of Silver Strand and Bearna Golf and Country Club. Salthill ...

                £117 per night for 2 guests

                The Twelve Hotel£117

                Pocket Guide: Coral Beach Coral Beach Hotels

                For most beaches, the absence of sand would be a major detraction. But Coral Beach is one of nature’s rare wonders and is a source of endless fascination for conservationists and nature lovers. The beach is made of what appears to be small fragments of coral and has plenty to interest every visitor.

                Coral Beach is a few miles from Galway City and there are a good number of beachfront hotels, intimate guesthouses, and family-run bed and breakfasts in the area to choose from.

                Coral Beach: An Area of Outstanding Beauty

                Coral Beach is known in Gaelic as Trá an Dóilín, and stretches out along Galway Bay near the village of Carraroe. It was named Coral Beach but the term coral is a misnomer – the beach is actually a living creature. The rocks are actually made of coralline algae, also called maerl, which is highly important in conservation terms.

                For visitors to the beach, it’s immediately obvious that there is no sand, as the maerl pebbles can be sharp – so bring flip-flops or beach shoes. The maerl grow in Greatman’s Bay, among the islands clustered around the western shoreline of County Galway, and after they die they wash up on Coral Beach. They are red while alive, but when they die they break up into brown, grey and white fragments. The habitat it creates is almost unique in Ireland, where very little maerl is found.

                Coral Beach has been awarded a blue flag for its cleanliness and pristine conservation. There is a lifeguard on duty at certain times and the beach has public changing facilities and toilets. The edges of the beach have some great rockpools to find sea life and you can also find some amenities nearby.

                Carraroe Village

                One of the great sights from Coral Beach is the great variety of boats and sea vessels that range along the Galway coastline. In particular, it’s often possible to see regattas of Galway Hookers, a variety of native Irish boat. Carraroe is one of the most important places in Ireland for the Galway Hooker industry, and is the centre for the Féile an Dóilín, a festival in honour of the Galway Hooker. The boats were originally used to take peat bog turf – an important fuel in old Ireland – around Galway and County Clare.

                Nowadays, most of the Galway Hookers are used for racing and on a fine day there are few grander sights than seeing a fleet of these boats tearing around the Atlantic.

                Staying near Coral Beach

                The beauty of Coral Beach draws thousands of visitors every year who enjoy the unique blend of leisure and conservation. The surrounding area has some great hotels to choose from and Expedia can help out, giving you plenty of information to make the right choice and find the perfect place for you. Coral Beach is a must see for anyone visiting Galway.