Golden Strand, Achill Island Blue Flag Beach 2016
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Golden Strand is the larger of the two beaches located in Dugort Village on Achill Island, County Mayo. Golden Strand is great for swimming, bathing and water sports.
Golden Strand can be found approximately 3km east of Dugort Village on Achill Island. It is also known as Barnyagappul Strand, meaning ‘gap of the horses’.
The beach is popular with surfers, swimmers and walkers and also holds a variety of native plants and wildlife.
The beach is lifeguarded during the bathing season and more information can be found on the notice boards located at the beach.
This beach has received the International Blue Flag award for 2016.