Galway Bay

Galway Bay: Address, Phone Number, Galway Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

Bodies of Water
Read more
Write a review
Top ways to experience Galway Bay
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
846 reviews
Excellent
534
Very good
255
Average
45
Poor
7
Terrible
5

Maria Ligia
Galway, Ireland36 contributions
Galway is a city in the West of Ireland 🇮🇪, and is sometimes referred to as the cultural capital of Ireland.
If you ever find yourself in #Galway You must go to Galway Bay. When you are in this place, it means you got the heart of this beautiful city.
Written October 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

HeartQissa
Ipswich, UK191 contributions
As we visited after a period of storms, we got an impressive view of the Shannon River going into the Sea at high speed. It was really windy and actually a crow next to us gifted us with a 10 eurocent coin it dug from the land near us - never had that before. While we visited at midday, this should make for an amazing sight at dawn/dusk.
As it's only a few minutes away from towncentre which you will visit anyway, it makes sense to see it. Also nearby you have good tavern's visited by locals.
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laurie Nash
6 contributions
First My trip was in May 2019, not August, so the foot traffic was not so crowded and I could meander along at my leisure. I'm a former Seattle native, now living in AZ, and being near the water again, in this magical town on the Atlantic ocean fulfilled any desire to feel what was lost was found again. Anyone visiting Ireland really needs to consider Galway as a place to visit and fall in love with, as I did. I hope to visit Ireland again in 2021 and am planning on Galway as my base of operation. Maybe I can get a job at the local tour agency!!
Written July 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ConnaughtRambler
Connemara, Ireland16 contributions
Galway has changed a lot,  and long gone is the Galway I knew 20 years ago. The port area, Spanish Arch and all up to Salthill especially, is nothing but a carpark... even as you travel out past Spiddal into south Connemara, you can not fail to see how the busy way of modern life has taken over.

The town of Galway is busy, the side streets quite dilapidated and unrecognisable from the previous magic, discovery and secrecy they once  held. Busy shoppers push past you, plastic paddy souvenir shops and countless eating establishments have taken over.  Having a drink and a meal is quite costly in Galway and any long stay will hit your pocket heavy.

This change has spilled over into south Connemara,  with the likes of  Carraroe down to Cobble Stand becoming overcrowded holiday home areas that have a ghostly empty feeling 10 months a year. This whole area, from Galway out, once held a sparkle and reflection of the past, that has long since disappeared.

You need to travel out towards Maam Cross and beyond to see the real Connemara, and leave behind the retail madness and busy life of Galway itself.
Written February 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LJK0308
Bedford, MA254 contributions
If you want to walk the shoreline in Galway they've made it easy to do so. It's quite scenic. There is a beach accessible at the far end of the walkway if you're into cold ocean swimming with many people there seem to be! Great way to take in water views and get some exercise. It's flat ground walking on pavement.
Written July 8, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

carl c
Belfast, UK3 contributions
Family
My 7 yr old and I went kayaking in Glaway bay. First time my 7 yr old has been. Finbar was very patient and warm towards him. We loved it. Something different and a very enjoyable experience. Need good core strength for the kayaks.
Written July 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

stich2010
Galway, Ireland27 contributions
my airbnb was just in fron of the long walk. this picture is what I could see from my windows. Amazing,with swans, airons. he pier and the small beach, south park, it is a very nice place to stay in Galway or to visit.
Written January 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Parsbanou
Vienna, Austria24 contributions
Solo
I spent a night in Galway in Salthil area. I woke up early morning and took a walk in direction of Mutton island. The area is so beautiful and peaceful hard to imagine.
There is a pedestrian path to the island (which was half closed when I was there) over the sea. I highly suggest to take this path. In the middle of it I found myself surrounded by blue. Big Blue!
a slight rain startet but it was not annoying. It was more a humid breeze. I watched the sunrise there and was regretting the whole time why I had to leave the city in a few hours. I could just stand there for hours and watch the sea. I wish I could go through the ocean, where there is only blue and blue....
Written August 1, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ghostchild2
Athlone, Ireland237 contributions
Family
Visited this beach on a lovely sunny Sunday. It's a beautiful beach, lots of sand and completely unspoilt. It wasn't as busy as Salthill beach which was nice and meant there was plenty of room for the kids to run around. There are no shops around it so bring snacks and drinks with you. There are toilet facilities though.
Written May 28, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alan712
Washington DC4 contributions
The weather in Ireland sucks, and so does this bay - I do not see any attraction whatsoever. Galway is not worth the visit.
Written January 24, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 591
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Galway Bay

We recommend booking Galway Bay tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 17 Galway Bay tours on Tripadvisor



Restaurants near Galway Bay: View all restaurants near Galway Bay on Tripadvisor