Dog’s Bay, Connemara – Ireland

Similar to Mannin Bay, Dog’s Bay has crystal blue waters and pure white sands. Adding to its appeal, the beach is sheltered from the wind by the south-facing headland of the horse-shoe-shaped bay. It’s also sheltered from currents and is famed for its safe swimming beach. It is also a popular destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Dog’s Bay is situated on what is called a tombolo (a spit of land which connects an island to the mainland). Also situated on the strip of land is Gurteen Bay which is another beautiful beach. Dog’s Bay’s white beach sand is made up of tiny fragments of seashells which gives it its bright white colour.

Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Bay belong to an area of international importance, famed for its archaeological, geological, and ecological importance.


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