Carrowmore is a machair beach which is low and flat with windswept land plains, set between a rocky outcrop in a small bay off Clew Bay. Machair is a sandy grassland habitat, characteristic of the exposed coasts of the western seaboard of Ireland . It is one of the rarest wildlife habitats in Europe and in Ireland it is a priority Annex I habitat listed on the EU Habitats Directive, which means it is afforded special protection and conservation. Machair grassland forms part of a larger system that contains a mosaic of wet and dry grasslands, which make it a habitat rich in birds, plants and insects.

The beach is located 25km west of Westport. Follow the R335 from Westport to Louisburgh, Carrowmore is then located 1km from Louisburgh.

The beach is lifeguard patrolled during the bathing season. Lifeguard times can be viewed by clicking on the tab above or by checking out the information notice board at the beach.
 

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