30 Mar 2020
While everyone stays at home there is time to dream about your next Instagram moment on the island of Ireland.
Let your mind travel to the soft sands of an Irish beach. Imagine a barefoot walk in the fresh sea air, a bracing swim or a surfboard ride on the crest of a wave. Here are five Insta-worthy beaches to help you daydream your way to the island of Ireland.
Tucked away in a bay on Achill Island, County Mayo, Keem is considered to be one of the most stunning beaches on the island of Ireland. Sheltered by cliffs, it exudes serenity and makes a perfect escape in the mind’s eye from everyday life. Crystal clear waters and rugged coastline come as standard.
This golden strand on the famous Causeway Coastal Route has been used in the filming of Game of Thrones® and is one of the most photographed beaches in Northern Ireland. At 11 km long and overlooked by the cliff-top perched Mussenden Temple, this is one of the dreamiest beaches you can find.
A peaceful oasis on the northern-most part of Ireland's dramatic Wild Atlantic Way. This sweeping three-kilometre stretch is a candidate for the most scenic in County Donegal and is truly magnificent when viewed from above. And if you dream of surfing, you will catch plenty of breaks here.
Another gem on the rugged Wild Atlantic Way, this extra-long County Cork stretch is regarded as among the best of the best Insta-worthy beaches in Ireland. There is plenty of room here for dreamy walks, surf adventures, swimming or simply taking in the stunning views.
This beautiful County Down beach is wide and flat, sits in a nature reserve in a spectacular spot at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and is backed by a 6,000 year-old dune system. Picture one of Northern Ireland’s finest beaches, an array of butterflies and wild flowers, and a network of boardwalks through the dunes and you’re there.
Keem Bay, Achill Island, County Mayo
Downhill Strand, County Derry~Londonderry
Portsalon, County Donegal
Inchydoney, County Cork
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