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.
Guide to Mayo Beaches
Mayo has some of the most spectacular coastal scenery and beaches in Ireland. Mayo beaches are perfect for long walks, and offer some of the best surfing, swimming, wind-surfing and kayaking in the world. The wild and wonderful sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see in North Mayo contrast with the calm and sheltered beaches of Clew Bay such as Old Head. Visitors to Mayo can enjoy lots of beach activities such as surfing on Achill Island and Carrowniskey. The walking trails at Cross Beach and Carrowteige in North Mayo are popular - and deep sea angling in Blacksod Bay, Killala Bay and Clew Bay will ensure you have fresh fish to fry for dinner.
The lovely Gaeltacht Village of Carrowteige (Ceathrú Thaidhg) has one of the most beautiful little beaches in Co Mayo.
Carrowniskey and Cross beaches are adjoining sandy beaches which stretch for miles, south of Louisburgh – and a Mecca for surfers from all over the world.
Towards the most southerly end of the Mullet, you will come to the lovely village of Aughleam (Eachléim). The village is surrounded by beautiful white-sand beaches that are quiet even at the height of summer.
Silver Stand is a beautiful, secluded beach, located about 15kms south-west of Louisburgh, alongside the R378, near Killadoon.
It’s amazing all you can do in just one day in Mulranny – and even more, if you decide to holiday in the Mayo seaside village. Mulranny (Mallaranny) is at the heart of what can be best described as the Mayo Riviera – a beautiful south facing stretch of sheltered coastline along the northern side of […]
Summer is perfect for exploring and enjoying Mayo’s wonderful coastline which is dotted with some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world. Indeed, there is hardly a weekend in the year when it’s not possible to head off to walk a beach or find a hidden cove to explore and marvel at the breathtaking […]