Activities Available on Achill Island

Achill Island's Atlantic location and spectacular landscape of mountains, valleys and beaches makes it a haven for outdoor activities of all sorts. From surfing to angling, hillwalking to birdwatching, Achill offers an unrivalled range of outdoor pursuits.

Failte Ireland acceditations for Adventure Seekers Welome, Family Friendly, Groups Welcome, Culture Seekers Welcome and Walkers Welcome

The on-site owner Achill Cottages can advise and arrange any of these activities:

Cycling the Greenway, Achill
Achill Island has three looped cycle routes as part of the Achill Cycle Hub, and is at the scenic end of the awarding-winning 42km long Great Western Greenway off-road cycle and walking track.
Cycling in Achill
Angling & Fishing
Angler on rocks
Achill Island's location in Atlantic waters makes it an ideal base for shore and deep sea angling. 34 species of fish have been caught in Achill waters. Boat tours and fishing equipment hire are available.
Angling and Fishing in Achill
Golfer on links course
Achill boasts a challenging 9 hole links course in a spectacular setting in Keel, as well as a pitch and putt course. It is also ideally located for Championship courses at Westport and Belmullet (Carne).
Golf and Golfing in Achill
Hillwalkers overlooking Dugort Strand, Achill Island
Most of the elevated land in Achill is in common ownership, which means it is freely open and accessible for hillwalkers. Achill boasts challenging mountain climbs, spectacular cliff walks, and relaxing lowland or beach strolls.
Hillwalking in Achill
Surfing & Watersports
Surfing walking into sea
Achill's Atlantic waters and Blue Flag beaches offer a multitude of waterports activites, from surfing at Keel strand to windsurfing on Keel lake to scuba diving tours and snorkelling in the secluded waters of Keem Bay.
Surfing & Watersports in Achill
Front gardens of Achill Cottages
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