What to do and see in Belmullet, Ireland: The Best Places and Tips

March 11, 2018 Tonie Szymanski

Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead (Irish for "mouth of the Mullet [Peninsula]") is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. It is the commercial and cultural heart of the barony of Erris, which has a population of almost 10,000.
Restaurants in Belmullet

1. Erris Head Loop Walk

Belmullet, Ireland
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Erris Head Loop Walk

Reviewed By MayoForSam - Galway

We went for a 90 minute walk around Erris Head during a brief visit to the area. Well laid out, the ground was dry underfoot when we were there which helped. Great views in all directions. Nothing too strenuous but a decent level of fitness needed to enjoy the route.

R312, Belmullet, Ireland +353 97 82292
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Carne Golf Links

Carne Golf Links lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near Belmullet Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland. Carne was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hackett and it is now believed by many who have played it to be his greatest challenge. The building of Carne has caused little disturbance to this wild and ancient landscape. Tees and greens occurred naturally and very little earth moving was involved in the course construction. Along the course are some breathtaking views over the Atlantic and the legendary Islands of Inis Glóire and Inis Géidh

Reviewed By Ralph L - Boise, Idaho

This is a classic Irish golf course. It is how I imagine golf in Ireland was originally. Very little ground was moved. You just played around and through the huge sand dunes. A lot of blind shots. Get a caddyWe hope you enjoyed your visit. Carne is quite unique in its history and we aim to keep it true to its history and to a true Links experience

3. Talk of the Town

Main Street Bangor Erris, Bangor Erris, Ireland +353 97 83460
Excellent
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4 based on 2 reviews

Talk of the Town

Reviewed By Helen C

As you enter the Talk of the Town you will be welcomed by a friendly smile from a member of staff a roaring fire and some of the best and funniest locals around. 90% of the time the owner Kevin Campbell is there to welcome you with open arms. He will sit you by the fire, tell you old stories and the history of the local area point you in the right direction for tourist attractions and never let you go without a song, a tune on the accordion or one of his famous recitations. You will hate leaving this pub because it feels like you're leaving home.

4. Blacksod Bay

An Fod Dubh, Belmullet, Ireland +353 85 859 0987
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Blacksod Bay

Reviewed By NHjo - Rye, New Hampshire

Belmullet was a lot bigger than I expected, but worth the drive along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Blacksod Lighthouse is quite striking, and there's a lively downtown atmosphere. It's an intriguing, remote place that I'd like to spend an overnight in on my next trip to Ireland.

5. Gateway Leisure

Attycunnane | Ballina Road, Belmullet, Ireland +353 97 20002
Excellent
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Gateway Leisure

Gateway Leisure represents family entertainment, delicious food and fun for all. We cater for everyone with our Parklanes Bar and Restaurant, Kid Island Play Frame, Competition-level Ten Pin Bowling Alley, Mini Golf, Pool, Snooker, Arcade Games. During the Summer, we offer a full A la Carte menu every day from 12.00, with daily specials to tempt you. Our friendly staff will look after you and make sure you enjoy a great day out. We cater for parties for any occasion and have a function room available for hire with a spectacular view from the terraces.

Reviewed By Stephen J - Orpington, United Kingdom

My daughter phone and was informed she didn't need a book a table for a party of eight, she popped in the next day, pick up a menu and again asked if she needed to book a table for eight people and was told no not necessarily.
We arrived later that day to be told no tables available when we explained that we asked if we need to get book and the girl had no answer.

6. Wavesweeper Sea Adventures

Mullaghmore Sligo / Belmullet Mayo | Mullaghmore Sligo / Belmullet Mayo, Belmullet Mo, Ireland
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5 based on 22 reviews

Wavesweeper Sea Adventures

We offer experiential tours along the Wild Atlantic Way. Activities include Coasteering, Kayaking, Snorkelling,Surfing and raft building and Mud Run / Assault Course. We are based in Belmullet in Co.Mayo

Reviewed By Fabra1234

We had a great time at Wavesweeper over the bank holiday weekend. Paddy and Jack looked after us and were great at judging the level that the challenges were pitched at. We did the obstacle course and then jumping off the cliffs into the sea. I'm not a great swimmer, but they were so professional and safety-conscious that I felt very safe and had a great time.
Do bring old runners that fit well, as you may lose them in the bog holes in the obstacle course.
We were (not very fit) parents with (very fit) teenagers. All agreed it was the highlight of the visit to Belmullet.

7. Dun na mBo

Belmullet, Ireland
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Dun na mBo

Reviewed By superam - Derby, United Kingdom

Even on a wet oversact misty day it was an amazing walk seeing the incredible cliffs. Not for the faint hearted!

8. Ballycroy National Park

Ballycroy National Park Ballycroy National Park Ballycroy National Park Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre | Ballycroy Village, Westport, Ireland +353 98 49888
Excellent
63%
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4.5 based on 197 reviews

Ballycroy National Park

Reviewed By EM B - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

The visitors centre was excellent, especially the Ginger and Wild Café, but the park itself was beautiful. We didn’t walk very far from the visitors centre but in a short time we enjoyed stunning views and beautiful flowers.

9. Cross Beach Loop Walk

Belmullet, Ireland
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Cross Beach Loop Walk

Reviewed By MunsterDuncan - County Limerick, Ireland

A mixture of beach walking on sand and stone then inland around Cross Lake. Stunning views looking over to Achill Island. We did the slightly shorter walk that took us along the westerly side of the lake and were rewarded with a wonderful show of wild flowers on the sand dunes. The walk was so quiet and peaceful with only a couple of people seen in the distance.
So serene, so calm............

10. Lunasa Crafts

Carter Square | The Old Coffee Dock, Belmullet, Ireland +353 97 20519
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5 based on 14 reviews

Lunasa Crafts

Lunasa is a gift shop, craft studio and tearoom. It's a creative space that offers classes, courses and workshops as well as drop in activities such as paint a plate. We also sell our own and other local art and craft.

Reviewed By Joanne W - Belmullet, Ireland

Ten months ago my husband and I moved to the Belmullet area. WIthin the first two days, I discovered Lunasa. It not only had unique, lovely, well priced gifts, but also Rosaleen, Tom, and Kirstie who made me feel so welcome, and helped me settle into a new life. Aside from the gifts though, are the furniture up-cycling classes, the photography classes, pottery, and the wonderful knitting/crocheting classes, that are far more than just knitting. It's like that perfect spot to share about the week, have loads of laughter, and still produce something in the end. You also need to know about the children's classes as well. In my mind a well rounded child is one who is exposed to not only sports, but also that creative side that teaches you to learn hands on. Really, this is just the tip of the iceberg in my mind about just some of what Lunasa has to offer. You need to pop by for a quick look, and end up staying an hour while discovering all there is to offer, and finding that perfect gift for yourself, or that special person in your life.

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