The Bungalow Holiday Home Doonbeg

Self Catering Holiday Home Doonbeg Co. Clare Ireland

The Bungalow Holiday Home Doonbeg

Self Catering Home Doonbeg Co. Clare

Our services for active guests

  • shed for fishing, tackle, surfing and cycles
  • breakfast and packed lunches provided on request

Links to activities in West Clare:

  • Golfing [more...]
  • Watersports [more...]
  • Walking, Hiking, Cycling [more...]
  • Traditional music sessions [more...]
  • Wildlife, dolphin & bird watching [more...]
  • Sightseeing Tours [more...]
Cliff walking

Fishing at the Blue Pool

A paradise for active people in all seasons!

From the beach to the bog and even in the sand-dunes and golf courses, there is a huge variety of wild life to be discovered along the Atlantic coastline of West Clare. It is as amazing in Winter as on a sunny Summer day. You get the feeling of really connecting with nature as you enjoy the wild natural feeling of West Clare.
Treat yourself to some lovely food, some harvested from the sea locally, others sourced from local producers. The weather might be dull, but you can saddle up, put on your walking shoes and turn a simple cycle or walk into a scavenger hunt along the countryside or sea shores. Beautiful plants and seaweed berries are yours to enjoy. Seaweeds, lugworm, baby crabs often lurk beneath the sand as you stroll on the sand, while sea snails like cockles and clams bury themselves deeper down.
Come on, visit West Clare and enjoy this wonderful natural coastline of spectacular beauty and great landscapes. You will be spoiled for choice.

The area has excellent sea and freshwater fishing opportunities. The coastline behind the house is a popular fishing spot - we will advise you how and where to fish safely.

A 10 minute drive will take you to the renowned Greg Norman designed Doonbeg links Golf course, luxury Hotel and Spa or to the beautifully located Golf Course in Kilkee. The other renowned Golf courses in Kilrush, Spanish Point and Lahinch are all less than half an hour from the house. Ballybunion in County Kerry can easily be reached via the Shannon Car Ferry.
Golf in Doonbeg

Walking and Cycling
Kilometers of quiet country roads make for perfect walking and cycling. The West Clare Cycleway passes near the house. Cliff walking along beautifuil Blue Pool and Baltard Cliffs is also possible near the house, but should be done with great care especially with children.
Walking & Cycling on our side roads

Dolphin & Bird watching
Dolphins regularly appear in Baltard Bay near the house. Tours for watching the Dolfin families in the Shannon Estuary take place from Kilrush Marina and from Carrigaholt.
Farrihy Bird Sanctuary
Farrihy lake near Bealaha village is a favourite haunt of whooper swans, curlew, snipe, widgeon, teal and woodcock who frequently visit the wet grassy fields of its vast lowlands. Each December sees the arrival of white fronted geese and flocks of golden plover and lapwing from Greenland and Northern Europe. Some Brent geese can be observed feeding in the sea-weeded shores of nearby Corbally and Baltard Bay. Visiting fowlers and Gun Club members were very pleased that the pheasant, duck and snipe in the local preserved in Tullaher, Caherfeenick, and Farrihy were in good supply. The fowlers were heartened that the numbers of pheasants are holding up in the bog lands and forested areas of West Clare. Their days shooting rewarded them with good bags of mallard, widgeon and teal which were shot in the Poulnasherry lowlands of the beautiful Shannon Estuary and in the river estuaries of the Doonbeg, Bealaha and Moyasta rivers. All these bird sanctuaries are located just minutes from "Blue Pool View", "The Bungalow" and "Cosy Barn". Minibus hire can be arranged and packed lunches can be provided to visiting groups.

A Surfer's Paradise
surfing in Baltard Bay, Doonbeg is getting more popular by the year. The bay, known as Bealicha, is a sheltered cove surrounded by spectacularly high cliffs. Five years ago visitors to the area discovered that Bealicha was an ideal location for surfing. Its rolling seas make Baltard a surfers paradise for followers of the sport. Surfers from all over Europe particularly English, Scottish, French and Irish take part in surfing competitions in Baltard Bay.
White Strand Beach, just 5 mins. away
White Strand Blue Flag beach is only a few minutes away and supervised in season. Doughmore Strand is famous for surfing, its beautiful sand dunes, long beach walks and horse riding. It is unsafe for swimming, but there are other - safe - beaches in Kilkee, Quilty, Spanish Point and Miltown Malbay. Kilkee also has an indoor pool, which is open in summer.

Kilkee has a beautiful sheltered beach and is also starting point of the Loop Head Drive leading along spectacular cliff scenery to Loop Head Lighthouse. The bustling market town of Kilrush with it’s beautiful marina is just 15 minutes drive away. Boat trips to Scattery Island commence in Kilrush Marina. The town of Miltown Malbay is hosting the annual Willie Clancy Summer School each July which attracts thousands of visitors who are passionate about traditional Irish music and dance. The famous Cliffs of Moher and its state of the art interpretive centre Atlantic Edge is also only a 40 min. drive away. Doolin is only a few minutes further north and is the gateway to the Aran Islands, with boats departing from the pier several times a day. Last not least there's the Burren, famous because of its beautiful limestone landscapes and the remarkable flora of the region 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.