Ballyheigue beach runs for over 3 kilometers from the village of Ballyheigue. It is ideal for swimming, surfing, walking and water sports such as windsurfing and kite-surfing.
The beach has a lifeguard during high season and has received the International Blue Flag award for 2016.
There are shops and toilets all within walking distance.
The area is popular with birdwatchers as one of the best sites in Europe for migrant American waterfowl.