Coney Island is the largest and the most famous of the three islands off the northern coast of the Coolera peninsula. It lies in Sligo Bay between Rosses Point and Ben Bulben in the north, and Strandhill and Knocknarea to the south. The island which is 1½ miles long by ¾ mile across is accessible by boat from the pier at Rosses Point, but the most popular route is by way of Cummeen Strand when the tide is out. This strand is exposed at low tide and is marked by 14 stone pillars for a distance of 5km leading to the island. Old stone walls, friendly locals and amazing empty beaches make this a must-see when in Strandhill.