A Mayo Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point

Keem Strand

Keem Strand (or Keem Beach) is an idyllic sheltered beach on Achill Island and a Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point.

The horseshoe shaped beach with it’s white sands is beautifully situated between cliffs on both sides, Croaghaun mountain to the east, and Moyteoge headland to the west. Climb to the top of Moytege, to an old coastguard station, and continue on along the Benmore cliffs for about 1.5km for panoramic views of Achill Island. Be careful not to go too close to the cliff edge and supervise children at all times. If you are very lucky you may spot basking sharks in the bay.

Keem Beach (or Keem Strand) is located about 7.5 km west of Keel. It is a popular spot for snorkeling with equipment for hire locally.