Golden Strand (Barnyagappul Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: March 12, 2018
Location: Mayo
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Golden Strand is one of two Blue Flag beaches in Dugort. It is a sandy beach with large pebbles at one end and looks out over Blacksod Bay. There are also sand dunes along the headlands which have many different plants and wildlife. Golden Strand is also known as Barnyagappul Strand with its name derived from the Gaelic Trá 'Bhearna na gCapall' meaning the strand of the gap of the horses.

Golden Strand 2 It refers to the times when horses were used to carry seaweed from the shore to local fields to use as fertilizer. The beach is located approx. 3km east of Doogort village on Achill Island. It is lifeguard patrolled during the bathing season (lifeguard times are displayed on the information board on the beach).

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1. Golden Strand (Barnyagappul Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way

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