Where to go in Louisburgh, Carrowniskey Strand, County Mayo, Ireland
The vast expanse of sand and great waves at Carrownisky Strand has made it both a famous horse racing beach each summer (revived in 2010) and a well known surfing destination. Carrownisky Strand is a very popular surfing beach as it provides one of the only consistent breaks in the area. The beach is a busy spot in the summer with families, walkers, swimmers, surfers among many other watersports. Includes one of the first surf schools established in Ireland which is open seven days a week all year round.
Carrowniskey is noted for its surf and considered one of the best beaches in Mayo for learning to surf, lies about 29 km (18 miles) west of Westport and 7.5 km (4.7 miles) west and south of Louisburgh. The beach is wide and sandy at low tide; at high tide, the water reaches the rocks. There is a surfing school that offers lessons and rents surfboards and wetsuits. There are lifeguards in the summer.
Unusually for beaches in Mayo, foot protection in the water is advised, because of Weever Fish.
There are surfing lessons available with board hire from Surf Mayo. Click here for details.
The Carrowniskey Beach Horse Racing is a great day out for all the family. Click here for details. Takes place this year on Sunday 25th June. Follow the map to Surf Mayo for the location of Carrowniskey Strand.