Activities in Doonbeg Co.Clare Ireland

Doonbeg Sea View Cottage

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What to do in Doonbeg

  • Observing wildlife
    Migrating birds are a common sight in Doonbeg Bay. Though dolphins can sometime be seen from the coast, a guided dolphin watch tour from Kilrush or Carrigaholt is recommended to find out more about the dolphin families in the Shannon estuary.
  • Angling
    The surrounding area offers excellent fishing opportunities all in walking distance - from the beach or from the rocks on the coast. Sea angling charters are available from Doonbeg, Kilkee and Carrigaholt.
  • Cycling
    The quiet country roads make the area perfect for walking and cycling. A coastal walk is starting at White Strand all the way to the Baltard Cliffs. Click here for GPS Cycling and Walking Tracks in the Doonbeg Area.
  • Cycling in Killard Doonbeg

Things to do on the West Coast of Clare

Golf in Doonbeg
Doonbeg Links Golf course, luxury Hotel and Spa is only 10 minutes away on the other side of the bay. More exciting golf courses in the West Clare area include Kilrush, Kilkee, Spanish Point and Lahinch, which are all less than half an hour from the house.

Swimming & other watersports
Depending on sea conditions, surfers find excellent opportunities either at Whitestrand Beach, just a few walking minutes away, or on Doughmore Beach, a 10 mins. drive. Sea kayaking trips are offered from Doonbeg in the season. The Atlantic coast of West Clare is renowned for the clear waters with an abundance of marine life, perfect for scuba diving. A scuba diving centre with classes for beginners is located in Kilkee, the necessary equipment can be provided. Whitestrand is a "Blue Flag" beach and offers safe swimming conditions with guards on duty in the season.
Kilkee Coast
Nearby the beach is a monument to Pat McDonald who was born here and won an Olympic Gold Medal representing the US in Men's Shot Put. When he won his Olympic gold medal in 1920, he was aged 42, making him the oldest Olympic track & field champion ever.
Also only a few meters from the house is Killard graveyard with the ruins of an old church dating back to the 17th century and a Holy Well closeby.
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 (open to visit in summer).
The market town of Kilrush has a popular marina where boat trips to Scattery Island as well as dolphin watching tours commence.
The famous Cliffs of Moher and its state of the art interpretive centre Atlantic Edge is only a 45 mins. drive away. Doolin and the unique Burren landscape are only a few minutes further apart.
The Killimer Car Ferry makes it easy to visit all the sights of County Kerry on day trips from the house.