Bertra Blue Flag Beach
Near the foot of Croagh Patrick, 12 km (7 miles) west of Westport on the Louisburgh Road (R335), Bertra beach is one of the best beaches in Ireland for walking and bird-watching, as well as kite-surfing and windsurfing. Walk along the wide strand, on a mixture of sandy or occasionally rocky stretches, or along the sometimes narrow paths in the dunes.
This Blue Flag beach has a lifeguard in the summer months, and there are toilets. The north-eastern point of the beach, farthest away from the carpark, is a popular spot for shore-angling.