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Nice sandy beach with diving board and promenade

This is a beautiful nice sandy beach and is quite enjoyable even when windy and cool as it was when... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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Super fun day out!

I went to jump off the diving boards on the prom. A lot of fun for divers, thrill seekers or just... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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157/159 Upper Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was October--not beach season, but we came into town and checked out the beach area on the way to our hotel. It was a short stroll away.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lollygal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful nice sandy beach and is quite enjoyable even when windy and cool as it was when we were there! The beach is clean and the diving board allows for a plunge into the Atlantic if you are more adventurous than we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sexybaby7399
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The beaches here are at least sand beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean and the water was COLD - nothing like a beach in Australia - no surf, but for Ireland OK to paddle about in. While we visited - some foolhardy Irishman was having a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank George B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I went to jump off the diving boards on the prom. A lot of fun for divers, thrill seekers or just anyone fancying a fun dip in the Atlantic! The water was just about bearable as it was a warm September's day but would recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alexsehga
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We were here in early June on an overcast day. The beaches were still pretty packed and people were swimming in the surprisingly decent-temperature ocean water. There are places to change along the beaches. The beaches are clean, free of rubbish and the water is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steveage
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

These are nice and spread out beaches. Some are sandy, some are stones. The water depth can vary on the location. There is a great diving board area with two diving platforms that make great entertainment.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dutch-Mikey
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Went here for a swim with my nine year old. High tide was in at blackrock and the water water was deep. He got a chance to jump from the platforms on blackrock tower and loved it. A real galway right of passage for any...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Who know I would tan in Ireland!! Fun, quiet, clean beaches. Perfect for families. No lifeguards, so be aware. For Americans, know that the water is lovely, but very cold!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank annajenkins63
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I really found this beach relaxing and it was super clean. We really loved the walking trail around the beach as well.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank nbcarden
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Salt hill beach is one of the stunning clean beaches of Galway. I visit almost every summer, but the summer of 2018 was special because of a heatwave. Must visit beach.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tauseef S
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