The Flaggy shore

Another local favourite, the singular beauty of the Flaggy shore attracts a steady stream of walkers throughout the year. A paved secondary road runs along most of the shore, ideal for walkers of all age and ability. The shore itself is composed of limestone flags and rounded boulders, extending out into the waters of Galway bay. Look out for Burren specialities like the spring gentian and pyramidal orchid in grassy outcrops along the shoreline. The rounded outline of Burrin hill rises from the inland side of the roadway, which loops around the beautiful Lough Muree further west. For parking (and more) try Linnanes Lobster bar, or else the beach at the start of the shore (perfect for bathing). The Martello tower at Finnevarra point marks a good end point, returning the same way or else by the slightly longer inland loops (c. 3 miles).

National Parks & Wildlife Service Park Ranger

Flaggy Shore
New Quay

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Burren Nature