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Keem Bay

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Amazingly beautiful beach and towering cliffs

The spectacular views from Keem Beach are truly amazing and the descent to the beach from the high... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Crossmolina, Ireland
This is where they harpooned the basking sharks years gone by

A windy road approach. Th sharks were harpooned from the ocean side of the hill and towed by... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Paul H
Tipperary, Ireland
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“the cliff”(19 reviews)
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Keem, Achill Island, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The spectacular views from Keem Beach are truly amazing and the descent to the beach from the high cliffs is an adventure in itself. A lovely unspoiled beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank abraham192018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A windy road approach. Th sharks were harpooned from the ocean side of the hill and towed by curragh to Purteen harbour.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Worth the drive. Glad we went in winter as the road was busy enough. Wouldn’t fancy it in peak season. Everyone there we met was collecting washed up plastics. Sad to see, but nice that people are looking after the beach also. Something everyone should...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Romogo
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Brilliant for those who go far enough to see it. Kids can play . BBQ great in good weather but watch out for mozzys at 7 pm if there is no wind . Water clear, a bit cold at times but you will always be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank padraicwalsh
Reviewed November 24, 2018

I was there at 8 am on a fine summer's morning. It was like something out of the Caribbean. Beautiful aqua-marine waters surrounded by sea cliffs on two sides. The drive back is certainly a memorable one and watch out for your first introduction to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Damian120
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Last bay and beach before you fall off the end of the island! Surrounded by hills people were climbing but too wet and steep for me, the bay is really lovely with a nice sandy beach and fantastic view of the cliffs over the other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dlp52
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is a must if you go onto the island. Travelling up to the beach is quite an experience if you have a fear of heights!! But well worth persevering to reach a secluded haven where the only sounds are the wash of the waves...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ferryport354
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this beach after deciding to just drive! Wow, it took my breath away. Even the drive up towards it was so beautiful. It was a really quiet day, it's so well kept and untouched. I found such peace here taking myself off...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edelmurph
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a Hidden beach at the very end of the road! I mean literally the road ends and the ocean starts...next stop New York! Nestled under the mountains it was the base for shark fishing back in the day. Harvested for oil the sharks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank n0elcaffrey
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Few places like this are left as our Earth becomes more crowded. Many of the beautiful places are too remote to visit. While remote, Keem Bay is a place you can, and most certainly should, visit! Tucked away on the far side of Achill Island...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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