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Amazing drive

Luckily we did this when the visibility was pretty good as the scenery is spectacular The drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Simply stunning

Love this place, it's so peaceful and stunning views with lovely people. We visit regularly and go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa R
London, United Kingdom
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“black sod”(7 reviews)
“achill island”(7 reviews)
An Fod Dubh, Belmullet, Ireland
+353 85 859 0987
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The views of Blacksod Bay and the Blackrock Island are stunningly beautiful on a sunny day like today. For any Irish person it is also tinged with sadness for the crew of Rescue 116 who died here in the service of others in 2017. The...More

5  Thank Anne M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Its a long drive to Blacksod Bay with not a lot at the destination and the scenery along the way is OK but I would not call spectacular when compared with other drives in Ireland. Its worth the drive if you are in the area...More

3  Thank CocoTampa123
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All reviews black sod achill island beautiful scenery sunny day weather forecast fishing port the main road definitely worth a visit world war memorial garden beautiful area wild atlantic way ballycroy national park north mayo lighthouse beaches pier
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great views of Achill Island hills across the water, always varied depending on the weather. Good land/sea scapes for photographers. Beautiful scenic loop and standing stones sculpture when you turn left on leaving the lighthouse at Blacksod Bay.

Thank Mr R N V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily we did this when the visibility was pretty good as the scenery is spectacular The drive from Belmullet passes through a couple of bays and we were all envious of the house owners in these locations The Blacksod lighthouse was closed but the views...More

Thank GedJon1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place, it's so peaceful and stunning views with lovely people. We visit regularly and go walking

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Very wild and wonderful, and a must see. Full of history and the lighthouse is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Glaghan
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Love the history attached to Black sod, we took a tour round the stunning coastal road and loved it.

Thank Hassendeanbandb
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We were close by so we were definitely going to check this area out and glad we did. Think this lighthouse is the only square built lighthouse in Ireland and also its weather forecast was used to dictate the D-day landing in WW2.

Thank colums
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We were in the area and on advice told to come here as the views are breathtaking. Alas the day we were here was damp, dull, and overcast & we never even got the chance to get out of the car. BUT, that cannot detract...More

Thank ComfortablyNumb133
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We were part of a Irish lighthouse tour. We stopped in at Blacksod Light (the only square one in Ireland). There are 4 lighthouses within the area to view.

Thank NHLighthouseMan
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

On a sunny day the scenery is breathtaking. Blacksod has a significant place in WW11 and recently in the tragedy of rescue team 116. This is a wonderful working harbour, boat trips to Achill and the islands are available. There is a memorial to the...More

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The views from here of Downpatrick head were amazing from this site...breathtakingly beautiful scenery

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12 March 2018|
Response from Barry S | Reviewed this property |
Westport to Blacksod Bay is approximately 79km 1hr:15mins drive.
Dan L
15 March 2017|
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Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
My apologies to all in Blacksod for not having Ted Sweeney properly named by referring to him as Tim. Billy Scott of the Strand Hotel in Dugort always spoke very highly of the same Ted. Not letting this year pass without... More