The beach at Salthill is actually several small beaches separated by outcrops. Some of the beaches are sandy and some pebbly. It is located in Galway city and on Galway Bay, a Special Area of Conservation. When in the city follow the signs for Salthill. Buses also regularly frequent the beach. The beach is lifeguard patrolled during the bathing season (the information noticeboard at the beach will display lifeguard patrol times).