Fully deserved, no luck of the Irish here!
An Irish beach has been named as one of the best of it’s kind on the whole planet! You won’t be finding any disagreements over on this end, that’s for sure. [Featured Image: NissiBee, Shutterstock].
Keem Bay is a beautiful little spot known by many as a charming beach to relax on during the warmer periods. And, it now has worldwide recognition, having been named in the top 2o beaches in the world by The Lonely Planet.
Coming in at number 18, Keem Bay saw off the likes of Myrtos Beach (Kefallonia) and Spiaggia dei Conigli (Sicily) to claim its place. It was narrowly pipped by Dueodde (Denmark), Zlatni Rat (Croatia) and Lara Beach (Cyprus).
Speaking of Keem Bay, The Lonely Planet said: “Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way hides a crock of gold when it comes dramatic coastlines – and nowhere more so than at gloriously remote Keem Bay at the far west of Achill Island.
“A precipitous coastal drive fires the appetite for proper wilderness – and here you have it. Bearing the brunt of stormy seas and the fickle whims of the Irish weather, this half-moon bay of golden sand spreads at the foot of steep cliffs and grassy slopes. Basking sharks can sometimes be sighted offshore.”
Haukland Beach in Norway nabbed the number one position, which is fair enough, really; it does boast the northern lights and all that. But, we’ll definitely take a position in the top 20 beaches across the whole world!
Read the list in full here.