Spiddal beach is a popular spot for young people and families, located right beside the road as you drive into Spiddal itself.
The beach is quite small when the tide is in, but it’s a good spot for young people as you get into your depth quite gradually.
This is also Irish college country, so if you arrive as we did when all the young people were there, you will feel very out of place if you are over 15!
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. There is a steep path onto the beach which gives access to buggies and a wheelchair might fit.
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From Galway take the R336 and this will lead you to Spiddal. The beach is on your left as you come into the town.
Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 45