Ireland as an island is renowned for its splendid coastline and beautiful beaches, and none are more awesome and magnificent than in this pocket of Mayo North where the combination of the wild Atlantic, the soaring cliffs and clean sandy shores attract thousands of visitors each year. The beaches in Mayo North really are second to none.
Killala, Ballycastle, Enniscrone and Lacken all have glorious beaches to explore and discover. Whether you are looking for beautiful clean white sands for a leisurely picnic, a refreshing swim, fun with the family, a refreshing walk or an afternoon surf, the areas unique and tranquil beaches can accommodate all your needs.
The region’s coastline also has many tranquil smaller beaches, hidden away like secret gems just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed (if you can, try to find CBI Killala and Kilcummin Back Strand) while the sandy lakeside paradise at Pontoon, where the waters of Lough Conn gently lap the secluded shoreline offers a novel alternative to the wild Atlantic waters. This is one of the most secluded and beautiful beaches in Mayo.
The perfect location to enjoy swimming, walking, horse-riding, picnicking or simply relaxing with the family, Mayo North is also a sensational hub of watersport activity, diving, kayaking and coasteering with some of the most renowned surfing spots in the world nearby in county Sligo.