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“People-watchers paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salthill Beaches

Salthill Beaches
Salthill, Galway, Ireland
353-91-563081
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Ranked #11 of 58 Attractions in Galway
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Jackson, Mississippi
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“People-watchers paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We happened to be in Galway during a really unusual sunny, warm spell, and had the pleasure of renting bikes for a long ride around the Bay and beaches to Salthill and back. While we didn't stop on the beaches, or get in the water, we loved seeing all the Irish folk out in force to celebrate the weather! But OUCH, seeing the sunburns---Irish skin needs SPF 50+ for sure!

Visited May 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Great destination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Lovely clean beach with a fabulous view of the lighthouse and Galway bay

Visited April 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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“Grattan Beach - Organised Beach Safari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Having seen a "Beach Safari" organised by the Galway Alantaquarim and the Irish Wildlife Trust for Saturday Afternoon at 2pm off we went for a day at the beach. (Grattan beach is across from the Galway School of Business).

Absolutely fabulous (esp when sun is over 25degrees). Very clean beach and free parking. Bring the camping chairs and kids spades etc and a BBQ/picnic for a fun day.

The Beach Safari was delivered by a group of very enthusiastic young people and it was really hands on. Fishing nets were given out to all children and adults who wanted them, Plenty of rock and seaweed lifting and beach life caught and put into buckets for viewing (crabs, common prawns, butter fish, the closest relation to the seahorse one can find on the beach, starfish etc). Excellent and all for FREE.

Another lovely beach in Salthill is the Silver Strand one further out the coast.

Visited May 2012
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“lovely for strolling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Beautiful beaches. Nice for swimming and dogs love the area.

Visited May 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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“good swimming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

if you are a polar bear and irish. but I wouldnt count on getting a tan on these beaches..keep driving to strandhill (although you wont get the vibe of the prom or the icecreams!)

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