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5 Snorkelling Locations in Sligo

Snorkelling in Mullaghmore
Snorkelling in Mullaghmore

We have been spending more and more time in the majestic county of Sligo over the last few months. Below is a list of some of the best snorkelling spots we have found along this amazing coastline!

Streedagh: Streedagh, situated near Grange in County Sligo, is known for its beautiful beaches and fascinating snorkelling sites. The area is rich in history, with a museum that can be visited in Grange in the summer months. Snorkellers can explore the underwater world and observe the abundant marine biodiversity in the area.

Mullaghmore: Located on the scenic coast of Sligo, Mullaghmore offers excellent snorkeling opportunities. It's crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life make it a popular spot for underwater exploration. You can discover vibrant seaweed forests, encounter various fish species, and maybe even spot some seals or dolphins.

Rosses Point: Rosses Point is a picturesque coastal village with stunning snorkeling spots. The rocky coastline and shallow waters provide an ideal environment for snorkelers of all levels. Here, you can immerse yourself in the underwater world and encounter various marine species, including crabs, starfish, and small fish.

Dorrin's strand
Dorrin's strand

Strandhill: Strandhill is a lively seaside village that attracts surfers and snorkelers alike. The beach offers excellent snorkeling opportunities, especially around the large rock formations. Snorkellers can explore the rocky seabed and discover colorful marine life, such as anemones, sea urchins, and schools of fish. Some of the beaches in the area have restrictions in place for swimmers as there can be strong currents, but there are worthwhile areas that can be explored.

Raghly Point: Raghly (Also pronounced Rockly) is a stunning small peninsula that also provides fantastic snorkelling experiences. The clear waters and gentle waves make it an excellent location for beginners or those seeking a relaxing snorkeling adventure. You can spot various marine organisms, from small fish to crabs and other fascinating creatures.

Remember, always prioritize safety while snorkeling and consider checking local weather conditions and tides before heading out. It's also a good idea to snorkel with a buddy and adhere to any guidelines or restrictions in place to protect the marine environment. Do you agree with our list? Or do you know of any areas around Sligo to explore?

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