Salthill Beach is made up of several small beaches separated by rocky or grassy outcrops. Some of the beaches are sandy and some are made up of pebbles. Salthill beach is located on the edge of Galway city, on the coast road to Connemara. Lifeguards are on duty from mid-May to the end of September during daytime hours. The beach is accompanied by a long promenade which is very popular with walkers and runners.