This is another of Mayo’s fine Blue Flag beaches, but unfortunately we didn’t see it at its best. We had rain and wind when we were there but the swimming was still good.
Carrowmore has a nice stretch of beach which looks out onto the impressive Clare Island. We were quickly into our depth and had a refreshing swim in the choppy waters. It wasn’t a day for a long swim but this must be a very attractive spot when the sun is shining.
Access to the beach is via a ramp which looks fine for wheelchairs and buggies – well done Mayo County Council.
There is a decent car park with a couple of picnic tables. It also has toilets and an outdoor tap for washing boards and wet suits.
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. Blue Flag beach.
From Westport take the R335 to Louisburgh. Drive through the village and just past it you will see a right turn signposted for the beach.
Ordnance Survey Map No. 30