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Blacksod Bay

Belmullet, Ireland
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Ranked #4 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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Belmullet, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Dublin, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Despite the fact that you have to drive through horrible Bellmullet to get there (sorry Bellmullet - but you are horrible!), Blacksod it worth it. It's got lovely views of Achill and some other islands, a charming fishing port, and some really lovely beaches. If it's views you're after - you won't be disappointed here.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We have been here five times and never tire of the place. This is a very quiet picturesque bay on the north Mayo coast. There are numerous wonderful sandy beaches where you can stroll for hours without meeting a soul. We traveled down to Eachléim where our son was studying in the ghaeltacht. Great views to the south of Achil... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Went to Blacksod Bay as part of a 50th birthday celebration and now we can see why they travel there whenever they can get away from Dublin. Perfect for the out-doorsy type - no shopping here- and great for swimming, diving and all that sort of thing!

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