‘Beachgoer’s paradise’: Lonely Planet names Ireland’s top 10 beaches
The Irish Times

Lonely Planet has picked its top 10 beaches in Ireland, describing the 6,200km coastline here as a “beachgoer’s paradise”.

The travel-guide publisher’s selection of beaches ranges from “quiet coves” to “great stretches of golden sand”, most of them along the western seaboard, with Co Donegal and Co Kerry particulary well represented.

Killiney Beach, just south of Dublin city, is the only beach on the east coast to make the list, with the surrounding bay being described as resembling the Bay of Naples, in Italy.

The guide recommends visiting the beaches on a sunny summer’s day, running your hands through the soft sand and imagining yourself 20 degrees closer to the equator. To view the full list, please click HERE.

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