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Keem Bay, in on Achill Island which (despite its name) can be accessed without taking a boat / ferry. About 66kms from Westport. Take the N59 north / west for 30 kms from Westport to Mulranny, From Mulranny, take the R319 west for 36kms to where it ends at Keem Bay.


A beautiful white sand beach, enter the water on the southern end of the beach and follow the cliffs out for depth of up to 15m – avoid going as far as the Point as there can be tidal runs.


Tide, swell and wind forecasts for Achill Island are available here....


Rosroe Pier in Killary Harbour is about 112 kms away via the R319/N59. 

Portacloy , also in County Mayo,  is approximately 1.5 hours away (96kms) via the 1.5hours/ 96 kms away via the R319/N59.


The nearest RNLI station is Achill (098 45612), the Irish Coast Guard can be contacted by phoning 999 or 112. 


Water temperatures around the west coast average around 14c/52f from June to October, varying from lows of around 10f/50c in early June and late October, to highs of 18c/64f or 19c/66f in July and August. Temperatures average around 10c/50f from March to May, varying from lows of down to 8c/46f in early March to highs of up to 15c/59f in late May.

Temperatures average around 10c/50f in wintertime, varying from up to 14c/57f in early November to lows of 7c/44f in January or February.

These are surface temperatures, water temperature 10m down will typically be a couple of degrees lower