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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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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
15 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Kiltimagh, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Blacksod Peninsula is an beautiful part of the Wild Atlantic Way. My husband & I spent a lovely weekend there recently & will be back soon hopefully. Beautiful scenery in every direction.

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County Carlow, Ireland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lovely beaches - ideal for swimming. Wonderful views of Achill from the shore. Quiet and peaceful surroundings.

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Perth, Australia
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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