Westport is a popular tourist destination and has received three times the award of the Irish Tidy Towns Competition. Situated on the shores of Clew Bay, this charming laid out town boasts elegant Georgian streetscapes (one of its outstanding features is the elegant tree-lined boulevard, known as The Mall) and effortlessly friendly character making it an authentic but lively holiday base. Situated at Westport Quay, the Heritage Centre brings alive the history of the development of this heritage town from the 16th century to the present day.