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 & WIND FORECAST
Tide, swell and wind forecasts for Achill Island are available here....
NEARBY DIVE SITES
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