One of my favourite places to be is the beach and this year we were very lucky to spend a few days on Achill Island, Co. Mayo while the sun was shining! Achill has five beautiful beaches and we made it to four of them. We had one of the best views we’ve ever had from a hotel room and I think it’ll be hard to beat this. These are the Minaun Cliffs, which are the highest cliffs in Europe.
Minaun Cliffs after a storm
We arrived just as the rain was clearing and we didn’t see rain again for the rest of the break!
The first thing we decided to do was to visit the Deserted Village at Slievemore. There are dwellings here ranging from 5,000 years old to 500 years old!
After that we continues on the road to Silver Strand and Golden Strand, where we had a picnic and watched some kitesurfing. It’s the perfect place for it.
Powdery sand on Silver Strand
We braved the Atlantic drive to find one of the most amazing beaches I’ve ever seen (and beaches are my thing!) If I just saw a picture of it, I wouldn’t believe it was Ireland! Here is Keem Bay!
Keem Bay from above.
The water was crystal clear and very welcome after the heat of the car.
Cliffs in the sun this time!
As it’s an island in the Atlantic Ocean, fish and fishing is very popular!
The final beach on the tour was Keel, where I got to try my body boarding skills. (They’re not that good for anyone who’s wondering!)
One of the things I want to dot his year is do some more bodyboarding.