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Blacksod Bay

Belmullet, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Belmullet
Type: Bodies of Water
Traveler Description: What can be said about Blacksod Bay........well it has the most amazing landscape. The beach is so pretty and if you are lucky to get a nice day it's... more »
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Perth, Australia
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363 reviews 363 reviews
131 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Its a long drive to Blacksod Bay with not a lot at the destination and the scenery along the way is OK but I would not call spectacular when compared with other drives in Ireland. Its worth the drive if you are in the area and have spare time, otherwise I would seek other drives.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

amazing scenery, challenging seas, despite the crashing of the ocean waves, peace and tranquility reigned having this beautiful spot all to ourselves.

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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Blacksod Bay a Great Place to Explore with kids, we went trekking, beach walking, fishing for crabs, Rib ride to see the 'Dragons Cave who Breaths Smoke'. Explored the local Cliff Walks, and ate loads of local produce.

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Belmullet, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Beautiful scenery along some roads you think will never end, but when you arrive it's worth the journey. The peace and tranquillity is there to enjoy. There are miles of wonderful beaches to walk along, the lighthouse to see, Deirbhle's Twist is just up the road, St. Deirbhle's well that has a cure for eyes (according to folklore) and St.... More

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Newry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Beautiful drive through great scenery some beautiful beaches for exploring or possibly wind surfing.

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Limerick, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Lovely area to see and show the children the boats and harbour and lighthouse. This is also where the rescue helicopter re fuels and happened to be taking off as we arrived. Extra bonus for the kids to enjoy.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Pretty scenery involving the rural aspects and the sea. An overcast day did not detract from the place. Plenty of places to soak up the ambiance or go for a stroll.

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Cork
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40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Would like to echo, and amplify, a previous reviewer's sentiments regarding Belmullet and it's environs; a horrible sprawling mess of one off housing, strewn all over the landscape; English town planning this ain't! Of course, all of that detracts from one's experience of the bay, but not so much as to negate it's intrinsic beauty. The lighthouse is lovely, and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The day we visited, it was windy and cold. Apart from great views of Achill Island and the Atlantic, there's not a lot to see other than a small harbour and the now unmanned weather station, from which weather reports were provided for the D Day Invasion in June 1944. Might be better to visit on a sunny day, as... More

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Castlebar, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Was there a few years ago-very impressive area-and a lovely drive! Enjoyed it -particularly because it was a lovely clear and warm day!

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