Ballyheigue beach is the start of a 7 mile stretch of white sand running all the way past the Black Rock and Banna to the mouth of Barrow Harbour. It is ideal for walking and swimming and a childrens playground is situated beside the beach car park. The beach itself is particularly safe for swimmers with a very gradual slope and is also manned by lifeguards during the summer months. Beach Fishing is also popular (Bass, Plaice etc.) and at low tide you will often see fishermen digging for bait (lug worms). The Black Rock marks the end of Ballyheigue beach about 2 miles to the South and is also a good fishing spot. Surfing is also popular although the bigger swells tend to arrive at Sandy Lane (located about a mile past the Black Rock).
“Miles of breathtaking white sands and clear clean Atlantic waters make this blue flag beach a spot to remember”