A charming if relatively small area of sand, Maxwell Beach lies at the western end of Oistin Bay. Approximately 200 metres in total length, its pale coral sand faces roughly south. Immediately east of the popular area of St Lawrence Gap, Maxwell Beach has rich blue waters and plenty of options for enjoying them.
Swimming is safe on all but the roughest of winter days, with lifeguards providing additional reassurance. Hobie cat catamarans, boogie boards and jet skis all available for rent. Those looking for an attractive spot to relax can instead opt to rent a sun lounger, beach chair or umbrella (a handful of public benches are also present), before tucking into a picnic lunch or grabbing a table at a nearby café.
Facilities including portable toilets, freshwater taps and picnic tables can be found in the shadier area of vegetation beside the car park, while back on the beach itself there’s a permanent beach volleyball court with net. At busier times of year, you’ll also find locals selling trinkets and other souvenirs to help you remember your time.
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