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Address: Achill Island, Ireland
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Great beach, plenty of room

This is the main beach on Achill Island. As well as being many miles long, with always plenty of space for families to throw down, there is surfing and other water activity... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joe8908
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Sallins, Ireland
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Sallins, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main beach on Achill Island. As well as being many miles long, with always plenty of space for families to throw down, there is surfing and other water activity schools present. There is plenty of parking available and the sand is fine, but there is a section of small rounded stones to cross to get to the... More 

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Mayo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great holiday in Achill, staying at the Sandy Banks Caravan Park adjacent to Keel Beach. On the Beach everyday and the kids loved it. Plenty to do - kayaking, surfing and loads more. Great beach with loads of room and very safe. Excellent caravan site beside beach.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Achill Island is a must-visit place with stunning scenery and endless opportunities for the photographer enthusiast, the hikers, the walkers, the appreciators. I'm all of the above and Keel - like Keem - has to be on everyone's list when they come to Achill. I can only imagine how much more stunning it is on a sunny day. When I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The day we visited in October we were surprised to see many kite surfers. Even if there are no surfers this is a lovely beach and well worth a visit. Their is a big expanse of fine sand and if you are a rock collector you will have many to choose from. I think it is the nicest beach on... More 

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East Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The whole island is stunning, but Keel is a beautiful beach. I was there in fall but can imagine it is great in summer. Kite surfers were screaming down the beach on windy days, it was a lovely walk on calmer days. And you just can't beat the view.

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County Westmeath, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A great hidden gem with sand and stones and great views must be one of the most beautiful places I have visited.

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Rye, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

When I stopped here, the wind was blowing and people were walking the beach in parkas, it was so cold. There were about a dozen windsurfers. The views here were breathtaking -- the seacliffs, the gorgeous azure color of the ocean -- and the surf was pounding.

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Thank NHjo
Comber, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after a coffee in BEEHIVE. We had a lovely walk along the beach, stunning views out to sea and mountains all around. Definitely stop for a look

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Thank NMitchell2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A walk on Keel is always worth it. Listening to the waves crashing, the wind blowing in your hair, amazing place.

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Thank Gary V
Dundalk, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

5km sandy beach. Great for sand castles, paddling. Unless weather boiling, consider wetsuits & windbreak if staying for day. No shade from wind or sun. Very exposed to elements.Public toilets available (summer only?). Playground. Blue flag. No cars on beach. Parking available. Can be busy in sunny weather. Shop nearby - expensive & restricted stock (bring picnic). Lots of water... More 

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