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This Scenic Mayo Beach Has Been Named Amongst The Top Three Beaches Worldwide

By Sarah Finnan

August 22, 2019 at 12:16pm

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First Big 7 Travel, now Condé Nast Traveller…everyone is going mad for Keem Bay in Achill!

The west coast gem is in the headlines for the second time in a matter of weeks as it has been ranked in the top three beaches in the whole WORLD! Big 7 Travel placed it at number 11, just outside the top 10, but Condé Nast Traveller have gone and given it third.

Only Grand Anse beach in Grenada and Honopu beach in Kauai Hawaii ranked higher than Keem Bay on Condé Nast’s lists. It’s worth noting that it was also one of only two European beaches to make the top 10.

Achill is sure to see an increase in tourist numbers thanks to the stellar coverage by the two travel heavyweights. Condé Nast is responsible for publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Glamour and The New Yorker. So, you could say that this is a big deal. A pretty big deal indeed.

 

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Writing for Condé Nast, Lizzie Pook said of Keem Bay, “It’s a windy road to Keem Bay, but the staggering cliff-top views are worth it. This sheltered inlet, on Achill Island in County Mayo, is almost unknown to visitors, but its clear malachite waters and soft biscuit sand make it a family-friendly spot – that’s also wonderfully crowd-free.

 

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“Bring binoculars for spotting basking sharks; in warmer months you’ll find herds of ice-cream vans in the car park.”

Now if only we’d get the good beach weather to go along with it!

 

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