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Blacksod Bay

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Address: An Fod Dubh, Belmullet, Ireland

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Views, strong winds and peace.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
toomanymuffins
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County Mayo, Ireland
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County Mayo, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Nottingham
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Burlington, WI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Particularly liked the Black Sod lighthouse and its historical significance to the D-Day Invasion. The weather can be a bit of a challenge in October, but the beauty of the bay, the welcome of the local folks, and the warmth and comfort of Leim Siar B&B made even the weather a treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The beach was quiet and very beautiful and the surrounding scenery was fantastic. There was nothing to dislike.

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dublin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Well its Blacksod Bay so its a bay with a lighthouse and a pier, but really its a beautiful bay with a nice beach and beautiful lighthouse. If you hang around the pier you might be lucky and be able to buy some lobster, crab or fish of the friendly fishermen. There are no shops nearby but there is a... More 

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

46 years since I last visited: every bit as lovely as I remembered, though -- intimate haven at the very tip of Ireland.

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Westward Ho, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lovely views, lovely people, well worth a visit. Views of the Islands and the rugged terrain make this a place to visit

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London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
17 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I declare an interest as my great-grandfather was a coastguard here in the 1870s, but I take pride in the Blacksod coastguard station (on the right just before the lighthouse, now private housing) having later provided the definitive weather forecast for the D-Day landings. The commemorative plaque is erroneously placed on the Blacksod lighthouse. The scenery is awesome on all... More 

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Mayo
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The areas around Blacksod Bay provides Atlantic Beaches suitable for surfing, blue flag beaches safe for children a drive around here will please the most jaded of travellers

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