Galway Bay, Galway

4.7
#2 of 14 in Parks in Galway
Walk along the beaches of Galway Bay, one of the area's most picturesque spots just southwest of the city. You may recognize the name from a John Lennon tune--he is only one of many that have sung about this bay. Walk along the beaches, and if you catch them on a dry day, sit and enjoy the swans swimming in the area. Nearby is the Long Walk, a row of colourful houses that line the water. Cap off your time here with a pint of Guinness at a nearby pub, or hang around for nightlife if you're in the mood. Using our international travel planner, Galway attractions like Galway Bay can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is a must place to visit when in Galway. The scenery is lovely, warm and beautiful. We enjoyed our walk over the river then out to the causeway looking at the many swans. Such a great place to...  more »
  • One of Galway's best qualities is its proximity to the ocean, with views out on the large bay. It's especially picturesque on a foggy day.  more »
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  • Great walk and view along the prom
  • The best Music, food, and Guinness...

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