No visit to Galway would be complete without a trip to the seaside town of Salthill. Take a look at our video below for a list of seven things to do in Salthill this summer.
1. Grab a coffee by the sea
The Jungle Beach Break coffee hut situated on the Salthill Promenade is the perfect resting place to take in the sounds of the Atlantic waves whilst enjoying a coffee.
2. Chance your luck at the arcade
There are a number of arcades and casinos in Salthill to fulfil your entertainment needs. If you are feeling lucky why not spin the wheel or win a teddy in Seapoint. This activity is perfect for those pesky rainy summer days.
3. Go for a dip in the Atlantic
365 days of the year you will find people swimming in the sea at Salthill no matter the weather. Lifeguards are not always present here so before taking a dip, take into account your experience, the level of the tide, and any adverse weather conditions. Never swim alone or under the influence.
4. Take in the view from the big wheel
A Salthill summer would not be the same without Curry’s Fun Park situated across from the Promenade. For the best views of Galway city, Salthill and neighbouring County Clare, climb aboard the big wheel. Bring a jumper or jacket because it is cold up top! Curry’s Fun Park is open from 12 noon until late daily.
5. Jump off Blackrock
Visiting the Blackrock diving boards is a rite of passage for visitors to Galway and Salthill. If swimming is not your thing, take a seat and enjoy the views of the Burren across the water and the sounds of those taking the plunge. If you are feeling brave, jump on in! Lifeguards are not always present here so before taking a dip, take into account your experience, the level of the tide, and any adverse weather conditions. Never swim alone or under the influence.
6. Visit the aquarium
With over 1000 marine species, a visit to the Galway Atlantaquarium is the perfect Salthill activity in rain or shine. Open daily from 10am until 6pm with last admission 45minutes before closing every day. Mind the splash!
7. Watch the sun go down on Galway Bay
This particular sunset in the West has made its way into poems, songs and ballads throughout history. If you are visiting Salthill this summer, make sure to catch this sunset and you will understand the devotion people have towards it.
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