Located at the edge of Mannin Bay near Ballyconneely, the Coral Strand offers access to the Mannin Bay Blueway. The coral sand is in fact is in fact detached red calcified seaweed, maërl or otherwise known as coralline algae which forms the beach and feels like fine gravel underfoot. These are known as “coral strands” and are found at several places along the Connemara coast. This is a beautiful beaches with different sized “coral” fragments and and an assortment of seashells on show. A lovely location for swimming, kayaking, snorkelling and exploring.