Mulrany would not be in our top five of beaches in Mayo but it is certainly worth a visit and is a handy location for those who don’t want to face into the trip out into ‘darkest’ Achill.
The beach itself is fairly small and disappears altogether when the tide comes in. So check your timing if you are going there with your buckets and spades.
It is backed onto by rocks but it can be exposed and a bit windy. Having said that the water here is clear and you don’t have to wade out too far to be in your depth, and the views across Clew Bay to Croagh Patrick can be very impressive
Lifeguards are on duty in the summer.
Blue Flag beach .
There is a reasonably good amount of car parking and small but clean toilets. There are also a couple of picnic tables near to the beach entrance
From the car park there is a rough ramp type path which leads to the beach, so it appears accessible for buggies and wheelchairs.
From Castlebar you take the R 311 to Newport; from Westport it’s the N 59 to Newport. From Newport it’s the N 59 all the way to Mulrany. You then go through the village and you will see a signposted left turn for the ‘Trá’.
Alternatively in the village itself, opposite the hotel, there is a footpath across the causeway down to the beach. This is a left over from the days when the hotel was at the end of the railway line and was a traditional holiday spot. It’s good to see the hotel open again after being derelict for a number of years .
Ordnance Survey Map No. 30