Surfing & Watersports on Achill Island

Achill Island boasts five Blue Flag beaches, of which the 3km long strand at Keel is very popular with surfers. This south-facing beach has Atlantic waves crashing ashore, and a number of suppliers in Keel offer surf board and wetsuit hire. Other watersports equipment and activities available at Keel include windsurfing and sea kayaking. Keel also has a large, shallow, freshwater lake which is perfect for windsurfing, sailboarding, kitesurfing, kayaking and canoeing. Achill's other beaches are popular for snorkelling, with a wide range of sealife visible. The Achill Dive Centre, located at Purteen Harbour, runs scuba diving trips and tours in the waters around Achill.

Surfing walking towards the sea
Front gardens of Achill Cottages
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