July 2010

Blackrock is a Galway swimming institution – for serious swimmers and tourists, young and old, year round swimmers and sun seekers.

Located at the end of Salthill’s ‘prom’ this is a great place for people to meet and socialise.

There is a covered changing area, diving boards and steps down into the water.

When the tide is in Blackrock looks really well and the diving boards can be used. If you are diving do heed the warning signs and the lifeguards.

Facilities here are quite good. Along with the changing areas there are modern, pay toilets nearby, which include a disabled toilet. For the hardy there is also an outdoor cold shower.

The whole area is concreted and it can be accessed by buggies and wheelchairs.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.

This part of Salthill can be very busy during the summer and car parking is often difficult. Better to walk here if you can and after your swim you can pick up the Connemara Way which runs just behind the bathing area.


From Galway city take the coast road to Salthill and Blackrock is at the end of the promenade. You will know it by its diving boards.

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