Rugged and beautiful, Achill Island in County Mayo lies off the West coast of Ireland and is joined to the mainland by a swing bridge. Ireland’s largest island, its 57 square miles have a breathtaking variety of scenery. Hills and mountains cloaked in heather stand guard over bright green sweeps of pasture. Quaint stone walls wander across landscapes dotted with whitewashed cottages. And the cliffs of Achill, the highest in Europe, are proud magnificent monuments to nature, from the 2,000 foot cliff face of Croaghaun in the West to the formidable battery of angry giants in the East, the Minaun Cliffs, rearing to 800 feet. Here also are the strange and weird Cathedral Rocks which have been carved and fretted by the sea into natural archways and pillars, and may be approached at low-tide. Most beautiful of all are the beaches of Achill, long lazy stretches of golden sand clinging to the edges of the sea.
There are 5 Blueflag beaches dotted around the Island. Achill Seal Caves Caravan & Camping Park is nestled between Dugort hill and Slievemore mountain in a sheltered and scenic spot on the North side of the Island. It offers panoramic views of Dugort Blueflag Beach and Blacksod Bay. Achill is unique, a wild and beautiful place with a charm and a character all of its own. Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, it is a wonderful place to spend a quiet or active holiday.