TRAUGHT BEACH

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If you are looking for a relaxing and scenic beach in Ireland, you might want to consider visiting Traught Beach in Galway. Traught Beach is a rural beach near the village of Kinvara, about 30 km south of Galway city. 

Traught Beach is a great place to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the Wild Atlantic Way, the coastal route that stretches along the west coast of Ireland. The beach offers stunning views over Galway Bay and the Burren hills, as well as a glimpse of the Aran Islands on a clear day. The beach is also ideal for swimming, as it has calm and clear waters that are monitored by lifeguards during the summer months.

Traught Beach is also a popular spot for birdwatching, as it lies in a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) called the Galway Bay Complex, which hosts a variety of waterfowl and marine life. The beach is especially known for its waterfowl, such as ducks, geese, swans and waders, which can be observed from the shore or from the nearby bird hide. You might also spot seals, dolphins or otters in the bay, or catch a glimpse of rare orchids or butterflies in the surrounding grasslands.

Traught Beach is easily accessible by car. There is a large car park at the beach with toilets and picnic tables. You can also get to Traught Beach by public transport, but it will take longer and require some walking. Traught Beach is a safe and clean beach for swimming, as it has lifeguards on duty during the summer months. You can also sunbathe on the shore or have a picnic at the tables provided.

Traught Beach is a hidden gem in Galway and is a beautiful and peaceful beach that offers many opportunities for recreation and relaxation. It is also a great base to explore the nearby attractions of Kinvara and the Burren.

Lifeguards

Yes - During Summer Months Only

Toilets

Yes

Parking

Yes

Picnic Facilities

Yes

Wheelchair Accessible

Yes

How To Get Here

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LOCATION

53.171552, -8.985957

Traught Beach

GALLERY

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