Bertra Strand (Blue flag status)

Near the foot of Croagh Patrick, 12 km (7 miles) west of Westport, Bertra beach (Blue flag status) is one of the best beaches in Ireland for walking and bird-watching, as well as kite-surfing and windsurfing.
Walk along the wide strand, on a mixture of sandy or occasionally rocky stretches, or the narrow paths in the dunes. This Blue Flag beach has a lifeguard in the summer months, and there are toilets. The northeastern point of the beach (furthest away from the carpark), is a popular spot for shore-angling.