One of the places I was recommended to visit in Ireland is Dog’s Bay in Connemara. It is especially interesting place for sand enthusiasts because the beach sand is composed of various biogenic grains. Thanks to Carla Lagendijk I already had a sample of this interesting sand in my collection and I have written a short post about this sand. This sand covers extensive area as you can see below and it is not confined to Dog’s Bay. I saw similarly white but much coarser sand (maerl) in Mannin Bay nearby which I will describe in another post.
The rocks on the beach are granitic. This is local bedrock, not glacial erratics.
Closeup of red granite with K-feldspar phenocrysts.
Almost like Bahama.
Me and one of the places every sand collector should visit before they die. This was joke, in case you did not understand, book titles like that make me sick.