Two miles from Roundstone, Co Galway, on the road to Clifden, are two of the finest beaches in Ireland.
Gurteen Beach and Dog’s Bay lie back to back forming a tombolo jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean.
Dog’s Bay is located closer to Roundstone village and has a spectacular horseshoe shape with more than a mile long stretch of white sandy beach.
The sand is not comprised of traditional limestone but rather made entirely of fragments of seashells which give it a pure white colour.
The beach is well sheltered from currents boasting crystal clear waters and is considered safe for swimming and other water-based activities such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.
The area has international importance for its rare and interesting ecological, geological and archaeological features.
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