Blacksod Lighthouse - Open to visitors!

Whether you are visiting County Mayo on staycation, reconnecting with family after lockdown or looking for an interesting day trip, there is nowhere in Ireland quite like the Mullet Peninsula.
Home to beautiful blue flag beaches, wild walking routes and long silver strands, Blacksod Bay and its surrounds is rich in history and teeming with wildlife. And adding to the attractions and amenities already available in Erris, we are delighted to announce that Blacksod Lighthouse is open to visitors!

A guided tour through our maritime history

Step inside the lighthouse and immerse yourself in the history of this iconic landmark. See how the lighthouse keepers of the past lived and worked, the evolution of the role of the keeper and the responsibilities and challenges faced over time by them on this remote peninsula. Our guides are on hand to answer your questions or regale you with tales of local maritime history.

A bustling pier with stunning views

Exit the heavy metal hatch onto the building’s balcony and enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the bay, from Ballycroy to Belmullet, Achill Head and Slievemore and even the cliffs of Croaghan, some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Watch the herons and wading birds pick at the sand and gulls circle the pier in search of fishy cast offs. If you are lucky enough you might spot a playful pod of dolphins or even a breaching whale!

Tour Information

Set aside around 30 minutes to enjoy the Blacksod Lighthouse tour. Arrive a little early and watch the colourful fishing boats pull in their haul or enjoy a cup of coffee with a stunning sea view. Please note, Blacksod is a fully operational lighthouse which also functions as a forward refuelling station for search and rescue teams and occasionally visits may be interrupted and the building commandeered. On such rare occasions, refunds will be issued.

Due to occupancy and limited numbers, advanced booking is advised.
If you find yourself on the pier with no booking, drop into the coffee pod and chat to one of our colleagues. We may accommodate walk ins on the day. **
About Blacksod

On behalf of all at Blacksod Lighthouse

We look forward to welcoming you to our unique and fascinating guided tour!

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