The beautiful rural village of Ballycroy and surrounding areas has much to offer the visitor, with something of interest for all ages. Fishing is one of the main attractions and the Ballycroy rivers are famed as excellent game fishery rivers. The waters off Ballycroy are renowned deep sea angling grounds and there is ample local information on fishing locations/tackle, tide races, etc.
Sailing is another popular pastime and the sea area from Bellacragher Bay to Innisbiggle Island to Achill Sound offers some of Ireland’s most scenic sailing experiences.
Ballycroy National Park and recently opened Visitor Centre has an area of 11,000 hectares of Atlantic blanket bog covering a vast unspoilt wilderness dominated by the Nephin Beg mountain range. Access to the National Park can be gained by walking along the Bangor Trail, which itself has a long history possibly dating back to 16th century.