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Strandhill Beach featuring a beach

Surf the legendary breaks or stroll along the sandy beach bordering the western flank of Knocknarea on the Cúil Irra peninsula.

Strandhill Beach borders the coastal town of Strandhill, a charming spot known for its gorgeous scenery, surf breaks and dunes covered by marram grass. Wander along the sandy beach and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding hillside or take the icy plunge into the surf breaks that roll into the peninsula. Relax in an oceanfront café and sample scones and jam while you watch the roaring sea.

Wander along the shoreline at Strandhill Beach and check out the coastal dunes. These have been protected from erosion in some places by large boulders. Find a network of pretty coastal walks winding through the dunes to Culleenamore Strand and Killaspubrone, presenting fantastic views of Knocknarea, Ben Bulben and Blackrock Lighthouse. Rent beach cruiser bikes from the waterfront and cycle along the packed sand at low tide.

Avid surfers take advantage of the swells that crash against the shoreline, especially during a high tide. Sign up for training at the surfing school located on the beach if you would like to work on your technique or get some tips from an expert. Swimming is not recommended due to the power of the beach’s waves and the dangerous tides. Instead, take a relaxing swim in the VOYA seaweed bath, a spa with luxurious hot seawater spa enriched by the oils of the local seaweed.

Visit the promenade’s cafés and restaurants to relax and enjoy a meal with a view of the beach. Alternatively, pack a picnic and find a spot to stretch out on the sand. Get an ice cream and watch the sunset from the soft golden sands.

Test your swing on the 18-hole Strandhill Golf Course set within the dunes or head to nearby Hamilton Park to watch local soccer and rugby matches.

Strandhill Beach is located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) west of Sligo town. The pretty seaside town is a popular getaway during the warmer months. Ride the local bus that connects Sligo to Strandhill or use the free parking. Stay a few nights at a beachfront hotel or make the short trip from Sligo on a sunny day.

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Strandhill Lodge and Suites
Strandhill Lodge and Suites
3 out of 5
Top Road, Strandhill, Sligo
The price is £98 per night from 13 Jun to 13 Jun
This family-friendly Strandhill hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Strandhill Beach and Knocknarea. Famine Memorial and Sligo Abbey are also ...
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Great location; great staff
"Superb staff. Lovely hotel in great location. Only negatives were the tv and bath. The tiny tv had few channels with poor quality and a remote that would not correct the aspect ratio. The bath was too shallow to be fully immersed in."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

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Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
3 out of 5
Riverside, Sligo
The price is £66 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Situated in Sligo, this hotel is steps away from Model Arts and Niland Gallery and Sligo Abbey. Sligo County Museum and Yeats Memorial Building are also within ...
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"Lovely room, lovely staff, easy parking (if you get there when it’s not busy)"

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Yeats Country Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club
Yeats Country Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club
4 out of 5
Rosses Point, Rosses Point, Sligo
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This family-friendly Rosses Point hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of County Sligo Golf Club and Rosses Point Beach. Quayside Shopping ...
3.9/5Very Good! (375 reviews)
"Bedroom spacious and clean as was the bathroom.View from the bedroom was spectacular to say the least.Staff were very friendly and very professional.Would recommend this hotel to everybody as it is very reasonably priced for the service provided."

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

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