Culleenamore Beach, Strandhill
Culleenamore is a wonderful sandy beach with safe bathing, located behind Strandhill beach, 9km from Sligo town.
Culleenamore is locally known as a place where, around 3000 BC, people went down to the shore to collect shellfish to eat. Culleenamore is just one of many midden site’s along the Sligo coastline.
The Culleenamore Annual Races takes place in June, this event is one of only a few beach races which still take place.
The sound of ponies and horses galloping on the beach recreate an exciting background to a scene which has been going on for over 100 years.
Address - Culleenamore, Strandhill, Sligo
Mullaghmore Beach is situated in North Sligo next to the picturesque village of Mullaghmore, 25km from Sligo town via the N15.
This rural sandy beach is backed by an extensive dune system and with view of Ben Bulben, overlooked by the majestic Classiebawn Castle on the headland. The village of Mullaghmore comprises of beautiful seaside bars and cafés, a sure place to spend an afternoon enjoying a refreshing meal in the sunshine.
Mullaghmore Beach is a busy family friendly beach and is guarded on a daily basis by life guards from June to September with life buoys and torpedo buoys available on the beach.
In 2013, travel bible The Lonely Planet recognised the waves off the Mullaghmore headland as one of the best surfing spots in the world for big wave surfing.
Address - Mullaghmore, Sligo
Rosses Point Beach
Rosses Point Beach is a blue flag beach located in a seafaring village 8km from Sligo Town, on the North West Coast of Ireland. With 3 sandy beaches there will always be space to walk, run, or sit. The area inspired many of Jack B. Yeats artwork which you can see on exhibition from time to time at The Model Arts Centre in Sligo town.
From Rosses Point Pier, you can take a tour boat to Coney Island, book a trip with Ewing Sea Angling Boat charters and spend the day fishing, or simply enjoy the scenic backdrop of Benbulben and Knocknarea from the beach itself.
Address - Rosses Point, Co.Sligo
Strandhill is a vibrant seaside village and holiday resort located on the R292 – it is roughly 7 miles form Sligo town. With its wild Atlantic waves is also a very popular spot for surfers throughout the year. It is said that it is one of the best places in Europe to surf!
Along the seafront, you will find Shells Cafe, Voya Seaweed Baths, Surf Clubs, The Strand Bar, Bella Vista Bar & Restaurant and The Maple Moose. Close by, you will find Strandhill Golf Course, Sligo Airport, Sligo Enterprise & Technology Centre, and more restaurants and pubs.
Surf lessons are available throughout the year with the local surf shops, and when there is no surf, there is stand up paddling!
Please note: Due to the very strong currents swimming is forbidden at Strandhill beach.
Address - Strandhill, Co.Sligo