Bathing, surfing and sea kayaking
The sandy beach in Lahinch - in walking distance - is famous for all kinds of watersport activities; surfing schools provide lessons and the necessary equipment. An indoor swimming pool is located on the Lahinch strand promenade.
Visiting the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin and the Aran Islands Only a couple of minutes away are the mighty Cliffs of Moher, Ireland's most famous landmark, with a state-of-the-art visitor centre. The Cliffs can also be explored by boat from Doolin, or by foot on the exciting cliff walk starting in Liscannor and saving you the parking fees at the visitor centre! The regular bus brings you back to Liscannor. Doolin harbour is also the starting point for the ferry to the Aran Islands, a day trip which shouldn't be missed.
Hiking - The Burren eco park (see below) offers a variety of marked walking trails, many on the old "green roads" - the best way to explore this unique landscape!
Exploring the Burren - The Burren is internationally famous because of its beautiful limestone landscapes and the remarkable flora as well as its rich archaeological heritage. It is the finest example of a karstic terrain in Ireland, with a full assemblage of the curious landforms and subterranean drainage systems that characterise these limestone terrains. The area also hosts 70 wedge-tombs (the most famous of them being Poulnabrone Dolmen), ring forts, caves (most notable Aillwee & Doolin Cave), castles (Leamenagh Castle) and a network of field walls and hut circles. The Burren Display centre in Kilfenora (20 mins.) provides an insight into the mysteries of the region and should be your first stop on your trip. Guided walking tours are available everywhere in the Burren. We recommend a natural walk around Mullaghmore Mountain in Burren National Park (30 mins) [more...]
Exploring the Wild Atlantic Way in Clare Using this house as your base, travel the length of the coast of Clare, from Galway Bay to the Loop Head Peninsula. The drive will bring you along miles of spectacular beaches and amazing cliff scenery while visiting Doolin , Spanish Point, Doonbeg, Kilkee and many places of interest along the way.
If you are a golfer this location has much to offer. Less than 10 min. away are the famous Links course at Lahinch and the 18 hole Castle course which is less challenging but highly regarded among golfers. Doonbeg Golf Resort is within 30 mins driving distance, Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club is about 45 mins. away. The famous courses of Ballybunion and Tralee are within 2 hours driving distance using the car ferry across the Shannon.