Silver Strand beach (Blue Flag status)

Located 38 kms (24 miles) from Westport, these beaches near Killadoon (south of Louisburgh), have been rated as the best in Europe, especially the spectacular Tallabawn (known more popularly as ‘Silver Strand’). The majestic peak of Mwelrea (the tallest mountain in western Ireland) towers behind this beautiful beach with extensive sand dunes, and a flat expanse of golden sand. There is a small car park at this beach (which has Blue Flag status), but no facilities due to its remote location. A must visit destination - outstanding!