Thursday, June 14, 2012

Coral Beach, Sneem, Co. Kerry

A relaxing break near Sneem Co. Kerry recently allowed for a visit to one of Ireland's two coral beaches.

The beach, near Gleesk Pier is part of the Kerry Geopark. Ireland's only other coral beach can be found near Carraroe, Co. Galway.

While most Irish beaches are made of sand, this beach is made up of tiny pieces of dessicated and sun-bleached algae. Not coral at all, but quite unusual in an Irish context.

It's quite an isolated spot, but if you're in the area it's worth a visit.


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