One of the chief attractions of this delightful little seaside resort is its magnificent stretch of golden sands, over 2 miles in length, known as Pollan Bay Beach which is superb for surfing. There is also a children’s playground at the beach. Carrickabraghy Castle, built around 1,500 A.D was a stronghold of the Clan O’Dochartaigh, one of its original occupiers being Phelemy Brasleigh O’Dochartaigh. It is accessible by walking along the beach. Ballyliffin is also home to one of Ireland’s finest golf clubs with two outstanding, but contrasting links courses.