Another White Strand and this one is where we spent a lot of holiday time many years ago. Of course, in those years the sun was always shining and the beach was always white. A couple of years ago we were back on a dull and windy day and it was such a disappointment. This time around we hit a lovely summer’s day and the White Strand was just as we remembered it. In future, we must make sure to go only when sunshine is guaranteed.
The White Strand is a lovely beach with more spectacular views across to the Mweelrea mountains in Mayo. There are in fact two beaches separated by a small hillock. The beaches are a bit open and it does get a bit windy. However, there are rocks at either end where you will get some shelter.
The water here is clear and fresh, like so many of the beaches in Connemara. It’s sandy underfoot and not too deep as you go in – a good spot for children.
All in all one of our favourites, but we can’t guarantee the sunshine.
There is a small car park which has room for about 12 cars. The beach is accessible from the car park.
From Clifden you take the N 59 to Letterfrack, where you take the road signposted for Tully Cross. You then go straight through Tully Cross and Tully. After Tully watch out for a caravan park signposted to the right. After the turn for the park you take the next right turn for the beach. In June there was no signpost showing this was the turn for the beach. What’s new?
Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 37