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CORAL BEACH – Trá an Dóilín

Visit the unique coral beach – a destination on the Wild Atlantic Way near the village of Carraroe.

Carraroe is noted for its unique ‘coral’ beach, a biogenic gravel beach actually made of coralline algae known as “maerl.” This type of beach (biogenic gravel) is very rare and of great conservation importance, making it a popular visitor destination for those travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way.

The beach is lifeguard patrolled during the bathing season. Toilets and changing facilities are available and parking is free.

From Galway City, head west on the R336, past An Spidéil and on towards Casla. Turn left at Casla on the R343 towards An Ceathrú Rua (Carraroe). Go straight through the village and follow the sign for Trá (beach) to get through Trá and Dóilin.

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