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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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dublin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
15 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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162 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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