If you want to get away from it all then this is the beach for you. On the Ordnance Survey map its called Yellow Strand and we don’t really know what it’s called locally as we never met anyone there on two visits.
Raghly is a bit difficult to get to but well worth the effort. It’s a lovely stretch of sand, open but with some shelter in the small dunes. The water here is fresh and used by Sligo’s many surfers. The beach has rocks at one end and the attractive Knocklane hill at the other.
The first time we visited Raghly it was just ourselves and a few distant surfers .We had the pleasure of watching a small puppy seal waddle into the water, so you never know your luck. This time it was ourselves alone.
If there are few/ no people about be extra careful in the water.
Take the N15 from Sligo toward Bundoran / Donegal. At Drumcliffe watch out for a left turn signposted Lisadell House and Raghly. At the village of Carney keep following the Lisadell signposts and then go straight past the left turn for Raghly toward Ballyconnell. If you don’ t have a detailed map you will likely get lost, so just ask for directions —- if you can find anyone.
Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 16