Cummeen Strand is the middle of Sligo Bay's three discrete estuarine areas. It lies at the mouth of the River Garavogue and stretches west from Sligo town. Intertidal mud- and sandflats are the dominant habitat, with sand-dunes at Killaspug and Coney Island, and a shingle spit at Standalone Point. The estuary has been modified with the construction of a training wall. There is intertidal shellfish cultivation.
An important wintering and passage site for wildfowl and waders.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cummeen Strand (Sligo Harbour). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/02/2023.