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“The locals call it the White Strand...that I can understand...”
Review of Renvyle Beach

Renvyle Beach
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Renvyle
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London
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54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“The locals call it the White Strand...that I can understand...”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

The White Strand beach in Renvyle is a truly splendid and safe sandy beach in North Connemara. Great swimming and surfing can be had and when the tide is out, the beach stretches out majestically and one can walk further on over the black volcanic rocks or across the sheep and rabbit strewn headland onto the smaller seaweed strewn "Women's beach" and eventually to Tully Quay where the local Currach fishermen still fish for crab & lobster. The Quay was built by the British, but it was built in the wrong place for any sort of decent sized boat to moor, still it keeps it's small world charms nonetheless and is a great place (at high tide!) for diving into the sea in the summer time or trying your arm at fishing! A road leads up to Tully Village just before you reach the Quay, or you can go on further to the Gurteen Road (look out for the beautiful Pink and Red cottage on the way) which eventually brings you back to the main road just passed Tully Village.

Visited December 2012
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Northern Ireland
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“Breathtaking, a truly stress free zone”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

You find yourself unbelievably close to the water. Gorgeous views and lovely walks. Bad weather just makes for a good excuse to get cold then warm up by the turf fires!

Visited November 2012
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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“Renvyle Beach gorgeous but avoid camp site”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I can only really support the comments of other reviewers regarding the beach it is lovely. You can catch a view of the dolphins coming into the bay to chase the mackerel when the tide is in favour. Fabulous back drop of the Connemara twelve Bens or Pins. Absolutely stunning.
Avoid the camp site - although its in a perfect a location as it could be for the beach the lady owner is unwelcoming, grasping and very rude.

Visited May 2012
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London
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“Swimming between showers”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

About 200 yards Northwest from the entrance to Renvyle House Hotel there is a sign down to this lovely little beach with beautiful views

Visited June 2012
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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“BEAUTIFUL!!!!”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

The quietude and raw nature. Loved it. An unspoilt beach with golden sands.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Martina J
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