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Looking for a great beach? Here are Ireland's top 10

Tripadvisor have ranked em all.
Feb 18th 2015, 11:39 AM 7,640 8

INCHYDONEY BEACH IN West Cork has maintained its title as the best beach in the country for the second year running.

The ranking–released by TripAdvisor–is based on reviews, and puts Derrynane Beach, Co Kerry in second place. The beach hopped up one place from third in last year’s ranking with one reviewer writing, Carlsberg don’t do beaches but if they did….”

Kilmurvey Beach on the Aran Islands makes its first appearance on the list, while Portmarnock Beach in Dublin fell from fourth place to tenth. Kerry has the most beaches featured, with four including Inch Beach and Rossbeigh in the top five.

The full top 10:

1. Inchydoney Beach, Clonakilty, Cork

Inchydoney Island

2. Derrynane Beach, Caherdaniel, Kerry

Sunset, Derrynane Bay Source: clavel9

3. Inch Beach, Kerry

Inch Beach Source: Andrew_D_Hurley

4. Lahinch Beach, Clare

2013-05-31 Lahinch Beach, West of Ireland Source: Twofishnocat

5. Rossbeigh Beach, Glenbeigh, Kerry

Stakes at Rossbeigh Source: jotter2

6. Curracloe Beach, Wexford

7. Banna Strand, Tralee, Kerry

8. Kilmurvey Beah, Inishmore, Aran Islands

9. Salthill Beaches, Galway

10. Portmarnock Beach, Dublin

The site also released list of top ten beaches in the world, with Baia do Sancho in Brazil taking the title, with Rabbit Beach in Italy topping the European list.

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