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Address: An Fod Dubh, Belmullet, Ireland
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Wild, Scenic & Unspoilt!

Blacksod Bay was one of the very few areas of the beauiful coastal regions we had not been to before & as part of the Wild Atlantic Way, we decided to fill in the dots. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Blacksod Bay was one of the very few areas of the beauiful coastal regions we had not been to before & as part of the Wild Atlantic Way, we decided to fill in the dots. It is wonderful, wild, scenic & unspoilt. Like so many areas along the beautiful coastline of Ireland, there are panoramic views whichever way you look.... More 

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gewkcgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice small beach for children with fishing harbour. Extensive views over Achill and the Atlantic. Circular drive around Wild Atlantic Way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Breathtaking views from the lighthouse of Achill Island and the broad Atlantic Ocean. Even on a bad-weather day, the place is awe-inspiring. It was information from the Blacksod weather station that determined the date of the D-Day landing; there's a plaque to commemorate this on the lighthouse. You can book a boat trip from Blacksod out to the now-deserted Iniskea... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Bkacksod Bay and Lighthouse is located at the most southerly tip of the island. On a clear day there are great views of Achil Island across the bay. The coastline is rocky but there are also some lovely sandy beaches to visit. Plenty of opportunities to go fishing or just to enjoy a lovely coastline. The road to the northern... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Absolutely beautiful Atlantic drive with beautiful beaches, harbour and lovely people. We were very lucky with the weather but can say without hesitation that this a must see drive for all holiday makers

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Beautiful scenery, the cleanest water I've ever seen. I think it's worth visiting once anyway. Lots of beautiful scenery in its locality too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Amazing beaches, fabulous scenery and breathtaking views of Achill. Lots of historical importance here too as the Lighthouse is only one of a few square ones and played a role in the D-day landings. Also located here is the memorial garden to mark the emigration of over 3,000 people who left assisted by the Tuke Scheme in 1883 and 1884

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County Mayo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Lighthouse is of historical importance so it's nice to see and peek in the gates but the real charm is in the rocks, little pools and the views of Achill and surrounding islands. You could literally just chill here for hours out on the rocks, walk along the pier and get blown away literally by the wind!! Mind the rocks... More 

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Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Scenery absolutely beautiful. Plenty of parking at lighthouse. Great view of Achill, sound of waves crashing on the rocks, a lone curlew by the pier looking for razor clams. What more could you ask for:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Part of the Wild Atlantic Way this area is home to some of the finest beaches on the West Coast of Ireland. Walk for miles along Blue Flag Beaches with only yourself for company. The odd bar and convenience shop can be found but you may have to ask. When the weather is good it is a remarkable place, but... More 

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