In contrast to nearby Keem beach, Keel is a big , open expanse of beach which is very popular with surfers. This is the place to go if you like your swimming a bit windy and wavy.
The beach itself is long and exposed, good if you are looking for a bracing walk after a swim and not so good if you are trying to keep children warm. So bring your windbreak with you.
Do watch out for the signs for rip currents and avoid swimming in these areas.
Keel is a popular holiday spot and there is good car parking and a play area just behind the beach.
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. Blue Flag beach 2012.
The beach looks as if it is accessible for buggies and wheelchairs
From Mulrany you take the R319 to Achill/ Keel . Just before you arrive in the village of Keel you will see the beach signposted to your left, just after the campsite
Ordnance Survey Map No. 30