Found along the famous Salthill Promenade, Salthill Beach is one of the most popular and accessible beaches in Galway City. It is composed of several small beaches separated by rocky outcrops, some of which are sandy and some pebbly – perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and exploring for people of all ages.
It is a blue flag beach, which means that it meets high standards of water quality, safety, environmental management and education. The beach is also home to a variety of wildlife, such as birds, crabs, seaweeds and fish. It is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, walking, jogging, cycling and playing games.
Salthill beach is also wheelchair friendly, as there are ramps and paths that lead to the sand. There are also wheelchair accessible picnic benches along the promenade, where visitors can enjoy the views of Galway Bay and the Clare hills. Desiginated beach wheelchairs can also be got from Leisureland via Ability West. See here for more details: Beach wheelchairs available for use — Ability West
There are ample parking spaces along the promenade, which runs parallel to the beach and parking is free of charge. There are also designated spaces for disabled drivers. In addition, there is a lifeguard service at the beach during the summer months. The lifeguards are trained and equipped to deal with any emergencies that may arise on the beach or in the water.
Public toilets are located at various points along the promenade, which are open from 10am to 6pm during the summer season. The toilets are wheelchair accessible and have baby changing facilities too. There are also several picnic benches along the promenade, where visitors can relax and have a snack, or alternatively, the beach is close to many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars in Salthill village, where visitors can find a range of services and entertainment options. There is also a playground, an aquarium, a leisure centre and a golf course nearby.
Salthill Beach is a great place to visit for anyone who wants to enjoy the sun, sand and sea in Galway City.
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