Map of Bealadangan

Map of Bealadangan

Trá an Dóilín or Coral Strand sandy beach near Bealandangan and Carraroe in Galway © Failte Ireland

About Bealadangan

Bealadangan is a small coastal and Gaeltacht village in Connemara County Galway. The village is located 43 km west of Galway city and 8.5 km from Rossaveal the access point to the famous Aran Islands. In the village there is a grocery shop, post office and pub which will provide you with the essentials for a comfortable self-catering holiday in Galway. Bealadangan is popular with tourists looking to explore Connemara, the beautiful Aran Islands, the scenic west coast of Ireland, and Galway’s Wild Atlantic Way. 

Bealadangan is located just a 6-minute drive to the unique island golf course called the Connemara Isles Golf Club which is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Trá an Dóilín is a blue flag beach located near Bealadangan, noted for its very fine coral. The beach is made of coralline algae known as maerl. This biogenic gravel beach is rare and of great conservation importance. This beach is set in an area of great natural beauty. There are lots of little rock pools to explore, as well as excellent scuba diving, and snorkeling opportunities for self-catering holiday guests visiting this region. 

Bealadangan is close to Rossaveal harbour which now acts as a ferry port for the vessels making the short trip to the popular Aran Islands. The Aran Islands one of the region’s top tourist attractions, jump on one of the many ferries that depart from Rossaveel port located close to your holiday accommodation in Bealadangan. 

Bealadangan is a very popular holiday destination for Irish-speaking holidaymakers, outdoor enthusiasts, and guests looking to explore Connemara National Park. 

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