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.
Glosh beach (also known as PortGlosh beach) is located near the pretty village of Eachleim and is one of Mayo’s many unspoilt beaches that stretch for miles.
It’s perfect for a long walk with only the sounds of the crashing waves, the calls of the graceful seabirds, and the magnificent seaviews of the fabled Inishkea Islands to keep you company.
It’s best to plan your walk for low tide to enjoy the full expanse of Glosh beach.
From the top of Termon Hill, sometimes referred to as Glosh Hill, near Blacksod, you have a magnificent view of Glosh beach as it stretches back towards Cross Beach and all the way north to Elly Bay.
Nearby is Glosh Tower, one of the many Napoleonic Signal Towers built around Ireland’s coastline between 1804- 06, to warn the authorities if a French invasion fleet was spotted offshore.
The mysterious timber and rope sculptures of Glosh were a pleasant surprise – I cannot wait for my next visit to make more exciting discoveries.