There is nothing better during the autumn and winter months than spending an hour or two picking cockles and mussels on one of Mayo’s magnificent Wild Atlantic Way beaches.
It was the perfect day for the annual horse racing on Doolough strand – blue skies, warm sunshine and a big crowd to ensure a carnival atmosphere – and to top it all a win for the grandson of one of Ireland’s most famous jockeys.
A visit to Glosh beach, at the southern end of the Mullet Peninsula, can sometimes turn up the most unexpected surprises – such as beach sculptures made from driftwood and other bits of flotsam washed ashore by the North Atlantic.
It’s no surprise that Old Head near Louisburgh in Co Mayo has been popular with families from all over Ireland for generations.
Ross beach near Killala in Co Mayo is the perfect location for a family day on the beach and a place where we have spent many an enjoyable afternoon.
Lacken Strand in North Mayo is located about 8 kms north of Killala. Lacken Strand is a sheltered inlet, hidden from the wild Atlantic waves by a series of spectacular sand dunes.
Elly Bay, a few miles beyond Binghamstown, is the best-known beach on the Mullet peninsula in North West Mayo.
In the south west of the barony of Erris, you will find Doolough Strand, located near the pretty seaside village of Geesala, and the beach is one of the most scenic in Co Mayo.
Cross beach, only a few kilometres west of Binghamstown on the Mullet, is one of the hidden gems among Mayo’s many beautiful beaches – and a place we keep returning to at all times of the year.
The lovely Gaeltacht Village of Carrowteige (Ceathrú Thaidhg) has one of the most beautiful little beaches in Co Mayo.