Mayo beaches

  • Mayo County Council has announced the closure of public car parks at all beaches in the county.

    This morning, Midwest News announced the closure of the carparks in Mulranny and Achill, but the council has now taken the decision to close access to public car parks at all of the county's beaches, as well as at Croagh Patrick and the Westport Skate Park, for the foreseeable future.

    The decision was made following consultations with Gardai.

    With the Easter weekend approaching, a spokesperson for Mayo County Council  said they've taken the decision to implement these closures to make it clear to people from outside the immediate 2km area that they should not visit public beaches at this time.

    The council is again urging everyone to follow the guidance of health professionals in relation to Covid-19 - which includes staying at home except for essential journeys, and exercising within 2km of your home.



  • Now that people are free to travel anywhere within their county as Covid-19 restrictions are being eased, increased numbers are expected to flock to beaches, forest walks and other outdoor amenities in the coming days and weeks.

    Mayo County Council staff are today reopening some of the car parks at beaches and at Croagh Patrick - according to Westport Councillor Christy Hyland.

    The Independent Councillor is calling on people travelling to beaches and other amenities  to park in an orderly fashion, and not to impede local residents from accessing their homes and lands.....

  • Mayo County Council has confirmed that beach lifeguarding season will begin this Bank Holiday Weekend with lifeguard teams on duty from 12:00pm Saturday on official beaches.

    Co Mayo’s official life-guarded beaches are:

    • Keem Bay,
    • Keel Beach,
    • Silver Strand, Doogort,
    • Mulranny Beach,
    • Ross Strand, Killala,
    • Carrowniskey Strand,
    • Carrowmore Beach,
    • Old Head Beach,
    • Bertra Beach.

    Beaches can be visited only if they are within the 5km radius of home until Monday, 8th June, when Phase 2 of the Government Roadmap for Re-opening will commence.

    Mayo County Council is reminding the public that the 2 metre Social Distancing Rule MUST be observed by all, and this is also the case in any interaction with lifeguards.

  • On this Mayo Day weekend, Mayo County Council calls on people to be responsible when enjoying the outdoors and to leave no trace.

    Mayo County Council is calling on people right across the County to be responsible when visiting beaches, amenity areas and beauty spots.

    We have super facilities to enjoy but it is important to ensure that we keep our County litter free. 

    The local authority is calling on the public who are out and about over the weekend, enjoying the outdoors, to ensure to take home their litter. 

    Mayo County Council would like to acknowledge the hard work of community groups and tidy towns groups who manage additional litter collections over the busy holiday months. This work is invaluable to our communities.

    The Council can confirm that public toilet facilities at our blue flag beaches and amenity areas are open from this weekend.  We would like to remind the public to always exercise caution when near water.

    As we embark on this holiday weekend, please be mindful of the Covid restrictions that remain in place.  In working together, we can look forward to brighter days ahead. Stay Safe