If you are looking for a beautiful and tranquil beach in Connemara, you might want to consider visiting Lettergesh Beach. This beach is located on the edge of the Renvyle Peninsula, about 30 minutes drive from Clifden. It boasts a long stretch of golden sand that contrasts with the clear blue water of the Atlantic Ocean and the green and gray mountains in the background. On a sunny day, this beach is simply breathtaking and well worth a stroll.

Lettergesh Beach has a relatively large gravel car park that is right next to the beach. However, there are no other facilities on the beach, such as toilets, bins or lifeguards. Therefore, you should plan ahead and bring your own snacks, drinks and rubbish bags. 

Toilets may be accessed at the nearby Connemara Caravan and Camping Park, but this is entirely at business’ discretion, so you should seek permission first. You should also be careful if you decide to swim in the water, as there is no lifeguard service and the conditions may vary. Please ask locally for more information about the suitability of the water for swimming.

One of the attractions of Lettergesh Beach is that it is often quiet and peaceful, even on fine days. You can enjoy the sound of the waves, the birds and the sheep that graze on the grassy hinterland. You can also admire the views of Mweerlea Mountain and the nearby islands. If you are a fan of The Quiet Man movie, you might recognize this beach from the famous horse racing scene.

Lettergesh Beach is best visited at low tide, when you can access the full length of the beach and explore the rock pools that appear. You can also walk across the Culfin River that flows into the sea on the far side of the beach and reach Culfin Beach. This is another lovely beach that is worth checking out.

Lettergesh Beach is a hidden gem in Connemara that offers stunning scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. It is a great place to visit for a picnic, a swim or a walk. However, it does not have any facilities on site. Therefore, you should be prepared for this and respect the natural environment by leaving no trace behind.






Yes - Small gravel carpark

Picnic Facilities


Wheelchair Accessible


How To Get Here



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Lettergesh Beach



Visited homestead there in 1986.

February 13, 2023

Part of our family homestead was on the hill overlooking the beach. It was a beautiful area that my father left to go to Boston Ma usa. Wish he had kept the land!

A Kerrigan