Situated just minutes from the city centre, Salthill is Galway's largest and oldest suburb. This buzzing traditional seaside resort attracts many tourists all year-round and has numerous facilities for young and old. The 2km long promenade, known locally as the 'Prom', is Ireland's longest seaside promenade and is very popular with walkers and cyclists. The Salthill Prom boasts bars, restaurants, an excellent choice of hotel accommodation and is the perfect place to watch the sun go down on Galway Bay.
The general Salthill area has many sandy beaches and the diving area located at Blackrock beach is popular with locals and tourists alike. This diving area has steps down to the sea and is used all year round regardless of the water temperature - in fact it is now used for a Christmas Day charity dive!
The award winning entertainment and fitness facility 'Leisureland' is situated across the road from Salthill Prom and is a fun, family friendly leisure centre.
Throughout the summer months a large amusement park operates on the seafront beside Leisureland, transforming it into a veritable wonderland. Here visitors can enjoy the carnival atmosphere with an assortment of rides and attractions to suit all ages and tastes. For those who seek speed and thrills, why not try the waltzers, roller coasters and dodgems or catch the ultimate view of Galway Bay and the surrounding sights from the pinnacle of the big wheel. Or perhaps you may prefer to challenge your luck and skill at the range of stalls and games mingled throughout the park.
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