Mullaghmore Head - Wild Atlantic Way
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Mullaghmore, Sligo, Republic of Ireland
Mullaghmore is located between Cliffoney and Grange in County Sligo. The beach is approximately 3km of white sandy beach and is a very popular surfing spot.
Mullaghmore is a small fishing village and popular holiday centre. The sandy beach stretching as far as the eye can see is safe for swimming, windsurfing and water sports, and has sheltered anchorage for small and medium craft at the harbour. It is also renowned for being a base for licensed angling/passenger boats for charter, sea angling and trips to Inishmurray Island. Walkers can take a nice leisurely stroll along the seacliffs taking in panoramic views of Sliabh Liag Cliffs in Co. Donegal and crashing waves under Classiebawn Castle with famous Benbulben in the background.
Mullaghmore is also famous for its 'Prowlers' - a wave like no other with swells said to be up to 100ft. That's why Sligo's Mullaghmore Head hosted Irelands first Big Wave contest in 2011, drawing surfers from across the globe. Tow-in-surfing - involving jetskis as well as surfers - is a highly skilled sport and exciting to watch from the headland. But it's best in the winter months, so you'll want to wrap up warm and then hurry back to that seat by a turf fire in a cosy Sligo pub.