Sligo has one of the most beautiful coastlines to be found anywhere in the country and offers a wide variety of beaches of the highest standard including many blue flag beaches, many of which are only a short drive from Stradbrook Bed & Breakfast.
Rosses Point Beach
Rosses Point Beach is one of the top beaches in Ireland and receives the Blue Flag award year after year due to its accessibility, cleanliness and water quality. In fact, Rosses Point boasts not just one, but three seperate beaches to choose from. The first, shorter beach known locally as the first beach is generally frequented by families with small children. The second beach and subsequently the more popular stretch of sand is the longest of the three and is usually the destination of teenagers and adults. The third beach is the further of the three beaches and is usually just accessed by walkers.
There is ample car parking and there is a lifeguard on duty during the summer months. The beach is located just 7 miles from Stradbrook Bed & Breakfast on the outskirts of Rosses Point village.
Cullenamore is situated under the watchful gaze of Knocknarae Mountain and is one of the lesser known and therefore quieter beaches. The views from the beach offer stunning views across Ballisodare bay and has Knocknarae mountain and Queen Maeve’s cairn as a backdrop. There is no life guard on duty but it is an ideal area for children to play and paddle due to flatness of the bay which means that the water is relatively shallow.
Cullenamore is also the home of one of the few remaining beach horse races. The races take place in June every year and is a very popular event among locals as well as attracting a lot of interest from visitors. The races on Cullenamore date back over one hundred years and are a very important party of the local culture.
There is a small car park on site and the beach is located approximately 7 miles from Stradbrook Bed & Breakfast on the outskirts of Strandhill Village.