The main beach is perfect for surfing but is dangerous for swimmers
Strandhill is a city in County Sligo.
Strandhill is a surfing mecca and attracts hundreds of people a year to one of the best beaches in Ireland.
The best way to get in is to take a bus to the nearby town Sligo and then take a twenty minute ride on Bus 472 into town . There is also a small airport with daily flights to and from Dublin .
The town is small enough that it is easy to walk around and see everything. The roads are well serviced and the pathways near the beach are maintained.
- Killaspugbrone Church, (Facing the main beach, turn right and walk towards the airport. A small gate will lead through a fence and near the airport runway. It is perfectly legal to walk near the runway as long as no planes are flying in. Follow the well-beaten path and you will see the church in the distance.). This small church dates back to the 12th century, perhaps earlier. Legend has it that Saint Patrick lost a tooth near the site and the church was erected in the area in his honor. Around the church is an old overgrown cemetery used by the residents of near-by Coney Island up until the 1960's. A fence borders the church but intrepid adventurers have bypassed it and walked around inside. This is not recommended as the church is very old and not exactly structurally sound.
Strandhill Lodge, Shore Road, ☎ +353 719168313 ([email protected]), . Lodge accompanying the surf school. Package deals available Budget; from €16 (dormitory) to €25 (ensuite).