Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland, is the largest coastal village, with around one thousand five hundred inhabitants. The biggest attraction of Strandhill and the surrounding area is the nature. All sorts of outdoor activities are available, such as surfing, hiking, and biking. History-lovers can find scenic sites such as an ancient tomb and a church near Strandhill. The large hill Knocknarea is one of the most striking landmarks in Ireland and dominates the area around Strandhill. Hiking up to the summit of Knocknarena is particularly worthwhile on a sunny clear day -- the panoramic view from the top overlooking Strandhill and the coastline is one of the greatest highlights of visiting Strandhill.
The ancient Carrowmore Tombs is the largest collection of megaliths in Ireland. Some of the monuments are incredibly old; for instance, the central monument of Listoghill was built around the thirty-sixth century BC. Getting to this site takes only around ten minutes by car from Strandhill and therefore a short visit is definitely recommendable. The ruins of Killaspugbrone Church are located on a hill by the sea. This church was built in the twelfth century, but the original structure dates back to the fifth century. The combination of the ancient ruins with the sound of the ocean as well as the scenic landscape makes this site worthwhile to visit for every traveler. Strandhill Beach is very popular with surfers and it is considered to have one of the best beach breaks in Ireland. Even if you are a beginner, there are local surf schools that would love to teach you how to ride these waves.
Currently the options for a Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland hostel are limited. What exists combines a usual hostel stay with a surf school and is located right next to the scenic seafront. Apart from the Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland hostel facilities, there is an additional campsite on the premises. In Strandhill, tourists can also find some guesthouses and apartments but the supply is limited. As an alternative, you can check out the nearby town of Sligo if you cannot find a place to stay during the peak season.
The climate in County Sligo is typically Irish. Hot summer days are rare. Between May and October, the mean daily maximum temperature ranges from thirteen to eighteen degrees Celsius. Visiting the county, you can expect quite frequent rain showers.
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