Keem Strand

Keem Beach is one of the Signature Points on the Mayo section of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is a magnificent rural and sheltered beach at the head of a valley between the cliffs of Benmore to the west and Croaghaun Mountain on the east on Achill Island. The road up and down over the edge of Croaghaun Mountain to Keem offers one of the most breathtaking views of Achill Island. Keem beach is also very popular for water sports.

Keem Bay was traditionally used by fishermen and is probably the location of the artist Paul Henry's famous painting 'Launching the Currach' (1910, on display in the National Gallery of Ireland).