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Things to do during your stay with Ross Beach Family Farmhouse Accommodation


Things to do at Ross Beach Family Farmhouse Accommodation

Downpatrick Head, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo

Visit Downpatrick Head

Take a drive to the magnificent heritage site of Downpatrick Head which is only 20 minutes away from Ross Beach Family Farmhouse.

It commands breathtaking views on the Atlantic, the Staggs of Broadhaven to the west and high stunning cliffs to the east. Here Saint Patrick founded a church whose ruins can still be seen today.

Go Beach-hunting

North Mayo is blessed with some incredible beaches, very few of them tourism hotspots. There’s Ross Strand, CBI, Ballycastle Beach, Lacken Strand and the secret Kilcummin Back Strand. Ross Strand and CBI are just a two-minute walk from Ross Beach Family Farmhouse B&B.

Enniscrone is just a 10-minute drive from Ballina.   

The only way to discover them is to get out and find them!

Ross Beach Family Farmhouse Accommodation
Waterpoint, Enniscrone

Make a splash with the kids at Waterpoint, Enniscrone

Waterpoint, Enniscrone, County Sligo

Neighbouring seaside town Enniscrone is just a short spin from Ballina. Whizz down the 65-metre flume waterslide, climb the climbing wall or just relax in the jacuzzi, steam room or sauna.

Visit: www.waterpoint.ie | Call: +35396 36999

Go Paddle boarding or Kayaking

Ballina is a hotspot for water based activities, with companies such as Simply SUP Harbour Sup n’ SailPaddle and Pedal and Rachel’s Irish Adventures offering a variety of activities.


Go Foraging

Go foraging with Denis Quinn of Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours in Killala.

Explore the natural heritage and culture of the North Mayo coast with Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours.

Seafood foraging in Killala with Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours Foraging tours in North Mayo

Surf the best waves in Enniscrone

7th Wave Surf School. Enniscrone’s just across the border in Co. Sligo, a ten-minute drive from Ballina. Take surf lessons with Linda and team and find your balance on a board in the bracing Wild Atlantic. We promise you’ll never feel quite so alive!

Hike Co. Mayo

See Mayo North differently, with a guide!

Cycle, trail run or hike through North Mayo on a bespoke tour with one of our local tour guides – try Rachel’s Irish Adventures, or take a very special tailored after-dark stargazing experience with Ged and Georgia at Terra Firma Ireland.

Terra Firma Ireland guided tours Mayo

Hop in the car and explore!

Start in Ballina, and make your way along the coastline to beautiful Belmullet, taking in the Céide Coast route from Killala to Belderrig. Marvel at the scenic views and make sure to take time to swing off the main road to snap a quick photo in the rain at locations like Rossport, Benwee Head and Annagh Head on your way.

From Ballina to Belmullet along the R314 is about 75km, but allow yourself some time for detours and photographs, and factor in a trip to Blacksod on the Erris peninsula too. Pack a picnic, or stop off at Teach Greannaí in Rossport for a snack.

View on Erris Head Loop Walk, Belmullet, Co Mayo
Beleek Forest, Ballina

Walk or cycle through the enchanting Belleek Woods

Europe’s largest urban woodland, feed the ducks and explore the trails one of the largest urban woodlands in Europe. This magical woodland is full of treasures – an old lime kiln, an ice house, lots of monuments and even a few graves, not to mention miles and miles of trails to explore. Keep an eye out for the fairies!

PS: When feeding the ducks, don’t give them bread – although they love it, it’s really bad for them! Try corn, lettuce and other greens (torn into pieces) defrosted frozen peas, Oats (rolled or instant) or seeds instead.

A number of service providers offer bike rentals in the area, such as Paddle and PedalRachel’s Irish Adventures and Killala Bike Hire.

Explore the dungeons of Belleek Castle

For more information visit belleekcastle.com or contact 096 22400