The beach at Spiddal Pier is sandier, quieter and altogether more attractive than its busier neighbour ‘downtown’.
Located just at the harbour the water looks very clear and has good depth to it. The harbour gives good shelter so it’s calm here and good for swimming .
Right at the end of the pier the more adventurous young people jump into the water below – not for the faint hearted.
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
Blue Flag beach 2012
Access onto the beach is via a rough slipway, which is ok for buggies and possibly manageable for wheelchairs. There is a limited amount of car parking.
From Galway take the R336 coast road which will bring you to Spiddal. You then go through the town and watch out for a left turn signposted ‘Trà’ which will bring you to the harbour
Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 45