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Address: An Fod Dubh, Belmullet, Ireland

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Breathtaking

Amazing beaches, fabulous scenery and breathtaking views of Achill. Lots of historical importance here too as the Lighthouse is only one of a few square ones and played a role in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Amazing beaches, fabulous scenery and breathtaking views of Achill. Lots of historical importance here too as the Lighthouse is only one of a few square ones and played a role in the D-day landings. Also located here is the memorial garden to mark the emigration of over 3,000 people who left assisted by the Tuke Scheme in 1883 and 1884

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County Mayo, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
17 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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