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Address: Keem, Achill Island, Ireland

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Just beautiful

The drive to Keem Bay is full of the most spectacular views anywhere in the world. Once you get there it is simply stunning (even in the rain) There is a kiosk to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The drive to Keem Bay is full of the most spectacular views anywhere in the world. Once you get there it is simply stunning (even in the rain) There is a kiosk to get drinks/snacks during peak season. It would be good if there was a small café but take a picnic; there can be few places any better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Make sure to take a walk up to the ruin, (it was used for spotting whales and getting them into the bay where they were killed) then a short walk across the ridge to see the cliffs. If you look to the right you can make out the green road they used to bring up the building materials, safer to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My mom probably would have shut her eyes on the drive out to the beach but it is worth the narrow road, steep edges, absence of barriers and sheep blocking the road. During the day it is a hive of beach and water activity (snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, etc). On a late summer evening the sky is awash with pastel colours... More 

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LANCASHIRE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

What can I say? Beautiful whatever the weather. You really feel like you are driving towards a piece of paradise. It's lovely.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

An unspoiled gem on Achill. Worth the drive to this isolated, picturesque beach. The single building does not spoil the beauty of the place. The drive there is lovely. There are places to park, public toilets. Hilly. Other parts of Achill have lost their appeal due to overdevelopment.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

it's a bit of a drive to get to kelm beach on the most westerly tip of achill island and the access road which was built in the 60's is not for the faint hearted as its very high up and close to the edge of the cliffs!! however, it's well worth the drive to witness the stunning views of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Keem Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. There's quite a climb up a windy road, but on a clear day the views as you come to the bay are breathtaking. The beach itself is perfect for a stroll or a swim, and there were lifeguards on duty the day we were there. While this is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Worth the drive; most beautiful beach in Ireland. Recommended to us by the owner of a surf shop, Blackfield and well worth the drive. Beautiful views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Took a drive to Keem Bay after staying in Keel, the road is very very narrow like other Irish roads. It was a chilly day and there was only a few tourtsts. There is a surf stand and a snack truck, one picnic table to use for a lunch. Its worth the drive if you are nearby.I would have loved... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Amazing views, great clean sandy beach and good tea and eats in the Beehive.Peaceful quiet place at the westernmost point of Achill Island and possibly the whole of Ireland.

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Address: Keem, Achill Island, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Achill Island

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