Salthill Walk (Self Guided), Galway

One of the most beautiful panoramas in Galway, breathtaking Irish landscapes, miles of white sand beaches: Salthill is all this and more. If you want to enjoy a horse ride on the beach, play golf, dive into the ocean, take your best photographs, take this tour for a perfect day of recreation on the shores of Ireland.
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Salthill Walk Map

Guide Name: Salthill Walk
Guide Location: Ireland » Galway (See other walking tours in Galway)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: anna
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Galway Golf Course
  • Blackrock Bathing Area
  • Salthill Beaches
  • Leisureland
  • Galway Atlantaquaria
  • Christ the King Church
  • Mutton Island Lighthouse
Galway Golf Course

1) Galway Golf Course

The course here is one of the best in the country. The history of the club dates back to 1895. All-Ireland Cups and Shields finals were played here. If you love golf, this is the place to go to.
Blackrock Bathing Area

2) Blackrock Bathing Area

This diving board is actually meant more for experienced swimmers. It is a lot of fun. But this place is also about great views of the ocean that cannot be missed.
Salthill Beaches

3) Salthill Beaches

This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the Irish landscape. The ocean is mostly calm in this region and the views are breathtaking. The only problem with these beaches is that they are often overcrowded with tourists.

4) Leisureland (must see)

This is a leading entertainment and health and fitness facility. Here you will find a family friendly environment and great entertainment. Every family member can find something to suit his taste. Leisureland has a swimming pool, an amusement park, an events hall for concerts, and even exhibition and conference rooms.
Galway Atlantaquaria

5) Galway Atlantaquaria (must see)

This aquarium is one of the largest in the country. It houses 150 aquatic species. Here you will find the only Interactive Children's Laboratory. The Galway Atlantaquaria allows your children to take part in many interesting experiments and hands-on activities. They include beach excursions, microscopic analyses, classrooms and activities in the Explorer laboratory and the Nautilus classroom.
Christ the King Church

6) Christ the King Church

Also called the "Salthill Church", this church is home to the Salthill parish. It is a building with a beautiful architecture and an interior designed in the neo-classical style. This is the locals' place of worship and prayer, where they come for the Sunday mass or just to pray on a normal day.
Mutton Island Lighthouse

7) Mutton Island Lighthouse

The lighthouse here was built on the site of an old castle which was more a fortress, existing sometime in the 1600s. The lighthouse was built in 1817. The unique element of this place is that this lighthouse was one of the few that allowed the keeper and his family to live here. The locals usually go for a walk on the beach near the impressive lighthouse.

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