A favourite pastime for Galweigans and visitors alike is walking along the Salthill Prom.
The seaside promenade runs from the edge of the city along Salthill and is overlooking Galway Bay. There are many bars, restaurants and hotels here.
At the end of the promenade local tradition dictates ‘kicking the wall’.
‘Kicking the wall’ takes place at Blackrock (across from the diving boards) This is a 30-45 minute stroll from town. Kicking the wall is a tradition from the 1930’s signalling that you have completed the walk.
Ladies beach, just opposite the Galway Bay Hotel is sandy and has shallow water for the younger kids to paddle in. There are spectacular views across Galway Bay.
Further down the beach at Blackrock there is pier with several diving platforms at different levels. The top level is not for the faint of heart.
Even if you don’t want to give it a try you can have hours of fun watching fearless kids taking the plunge.