A Sligo Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point

Aughris Head Viewpoint

Aughris Head Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point has wonderful views over Aughris and Dunmoran beaches and Sligo Bay. It is accessible via a narrow road not suitable for coaches.

There are not many destinations with so much to offer. Not one but two beautiful beaches, fishing, birdwatching, windsurfing, an archaeological ring fort, all conveniently adjacent to a campsite, many great B&Bs, and a traditional thatched pub right on the beach.

There are a number of walks available locally. The first of which takes you from the Beach Bar at Aughris Beach, past Aughris pier and harbour, and out around Aughris Head. Along the way, you will pass a former Emergency (World War II) era coastal lookout post perched on the headland, a cliff edge ring fort of archaeological significance, and a holy well which is said to have been visited by St. Patrick. There are also the remains of a deserted village at the heart of the headland. The views over Sligo Bay towards Benbulben are magnificent. Take care not to go to near the edge of the pathway. Ask at the Beach Bar for more details about this walk.

You can also head in the opposite direction along the coast towards another lovely beach at Dunmoran Strand. This beach is sheltered by dunes and offers good surfing for beginners.

Aughris Beach Sligo

Aughris Beach Sligo with Benbulben in the distance

The Beach Bar at Aughris Head Sligo

The Beach Bar at Aughris

How to get to Aughris