Mayo for 'gram – 5 of the most Insta-worthy beaches in County Mayo
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From Westport to Balina, there's plenty to love about the coast of County Mayo.
It may not get the international acclaim of the Maldives or Bora Bora, but the County Mayo coastline boasts some of the most spectacular beaches you could ever hope to see. Whether you're looking for somewhere to stretch the legs along the sand or a quiet beach for when we get a bit of sun, it's all there waiting for you.
Back in the day, you'd describe these Mayo beaches as being "postcard-worthy." Seeing as nobody writes postcards anymore, we decided to list a handful based purely on how well they'd look on Instagram.
The times we live in, eh?
If you're looking for good surfing in Ireland, Louisburgh is the place to go. People from all over the world regularly flock to the beach just to hit the waves, and it's easy to see why.
Rockshore are giving away a free trip to this neck of the woods for five as one of their Mate Escape series. Over the summer they’ll be sending groups of friends to various spots along the Wild Atlantic Way with their first spot being the incredible Big Style Atlantic Lodge in Mayo!
This is the place to go if you're looking to stretch your legs on a sunny day. In the summertime when the water is clear, you'd be forgiven for thinking you weren't even in Ireland anymore.
Having been awarded the International Blue Flag Beach Award in 2018, we can see this one being one being one of Mayo's hotspots this summer.
This is a beach that really has to be seen to be believed. Directly across Clew Bay from the aforementioned Louisburgh, Mulranny Strand is one of the most spectacular beaches in the country.
With the iconic Croagh Patrick jotting up just across the bay, on a hot summer's day there is nowhere better to be. If you're up for it, we highly recommend booking a horseback beach ride.
Before we even mention the beaches, the history of Killala and its surrounding area is enough of a reason to go. There was a major battle fought here during the 1798 Rebellion, with the 1,000 year-old Killala Round Tower being one of the town's most iconic attractions.
Seeing as we're here to talk about beaches, we have to mention Ross Strand. With soft golden sand and crystal clear water in the summer, it's a little bit of paradise on the Wild Atlantic Way.
As much as we love a long walk on the beach, sometimes a bit of peace and quiet is what you need. Keem Bay on Achill Island is one in a million.
With just a small patch of sand tucked into the mountainside, there's no better place to simply get away from it all for a while.
For the next three months, Rockshore will reveal details of a new Mate Escape. To be in with a chance to win, keep an eye on Rockshore social media channels and www.rockshore.ie.
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