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Irish Beach Resurfaces After 30 Years


Source: Achill Tourism

The small island of Achill off of Ireland’s west coast received a surprise when one of its beaches resurfaced after thirty years.


Back in 1984 strong storms stripped away the 30 meter sandy beach near the village of Dooagh, leaving behind nothing more than rock pools.

Miraculously after high spring tides last month, island locals noticed the sandy beach had returned.

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Achill’s tourism industry is thankful for the return of the sandy beach, telling the Irish Times, “It’s enormously significant. Achill already has five blue-flag beaches and we are hoping in time it will be awarded a sixth.”


The Irish island has a community of only 2,600 residents and forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way which draws in many tourists to its array of guest houses and bed & breakfast establishments.

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