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From Westport, take the road west towards Louisbourgh. Carrowinskey is about 5 Kms further on that roads, facing out into the Atlantic. Other beaches nearby include cross beach and Killadoon.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
Watch out for the weaver fish.
compared to many other west facing waves in Mayo, it holds a decent wave in frequent on-shores. It comes into its own in easterly off-shores when hollow waves make it one of ireland's classic beach breaks. Still has few crowds probably due to its relative isolation.
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