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Silver Strand among most beautiful beaches in Ireland

Silver Stand is a beautiful, secluded beach, located about 15kms south-west of Louisburgh, alongside the R378, near Killadoon.

Indeed, Silver Strand is easily one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland and although remote – and despite the fact that the road to Killadoon from Louisburgh seems to go on forever – it is definitely worth visiting.

Silver Strand may be well off the beaten track, but nonetheless, it is a popular beach for families.

It is a sheltered strand with magnificent views of Inishturk island and further south, Inishbofin, and Clare island to the north.

Silver Strand and the adjoining Doovirla Beach are among the most picturesque in County Mayo, sheltered by rocky headlands, and high sand dunes.

Silver Strand is popular with swimmers – so make sure not to go home without a dip in the sea.

And if you can spend some time here at sunset you will not be disappointed.

The sunsets over Clew Bay are magnificent – and everyone who visits this magical Mayo beach will find lots to inspire them in the landscape and seascape around Silver Strand.

By Anthony Hickey

Follow writer and photographer, Anthony Hickey, as he travels around his native Co. Mayo, Ireland.

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