As I write this blog it is currently 26°. Ireland is in the middle of a heatwave and we are loving it. What better time to experience some of the great beaches dotted around the coastline of Ireland. It is also a perfect time to take a caravan & camping holiday. Warm days, balmy nights the perfect recipe for sleeping under the stars. Why not take a few days away in one of Camping Ireland’s many member sites and take a trip to the beach.
Take a few days away, hook up the caravan, prepare the motorhome or pack-up the tent. Experience all that Ireland has to offer. And, if it’s too busy along the coast come in few kilometres where you will find plenty of quality approved caravan & camping parks to overnight.
Here are some of our favourite beaches around the coastline of Ireland:-
Brittas Bay - 4km stretch of soft sand and sand dunes. It is an ideal area for bathing, walking or sailing. Click here for details on caravan & camping sites in Wicklow
Morriscastle Beach – also known as the ‘Golden Mile’ As well as being fantastically long Morriscastle Strand has lovely, fine golden sand. Bordered by dunes offering shelter from the breeze, this is an ideal beach for children to play.
Clonea Beach - Clonea Strand is an extensive and popular sandy beach, 10 minute's drive from Dungarvan town.
Clonea beach is more than a mile long and slopes gently
Garrettstown beach – located near the village of Ballinspittle just outside Kinsale. This is a very popular beach for locals and visitors.
Derrynane Beach – My personal favourite in the whole world!!! This is a sheltered sandy beach with a natural harbour. Access is by a narrow road off the Ring of Kerry which may not be very suitable for a caravan or motorhome. Better just to bring the car!
Banna Beach – Located just 7km from Tralee this again is a lovely sandy beach which extends for miles and is a walker’s paradise. The sand dunes here are a designated conservation area with rare plants and animals.
Gurteen Beach and Dog’s Bay - Two miles from Roundstone, Co Galway, on the road to Clifden, are two of the finest beaches in Ireland. Gurteen Beach and Dog’s Bay lie back to back forming a tombolo jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. Dog's Bay is located closer to Roundstone village and has a spectacular horseshoe shape with more than a mile long stretch of white sandy beach
Keel Beach - under Achill Head, is one of the most popular and magnificent sandy beaches on Achill Island. Keel beach is a haven for a variety of water sports such as diving, surfing, windsurfing, swimming or even for a stroll on the long golden sandy beach.
Rosses Point - located 8km from Sligo town via the R291. The beach has a 2km stretch of fine sands and is backed by sand dunes. From the beach there are beautiful views of Knocknarea to the south and Benbulben to the north.
Rossnowlagh – located in South West Donegal has a wide, sandy, Blue Flag beach which stretches about 4km (2.5 miles) in length. The beach faces west and has spectacular views over Donegal Bay towards the sea cliffs at Slieve League and out into the Atlantic
Cranfield West - offers a gently sloping, mainly sandy beach located at the entrance to Carlingford Lough. Set in an idyllic location at the mouth of Carlingford Lough in County Down, this south facing beach boasts the Mourne Mountains as a backdrop
When you have spent a busy day out & about return then to your caravan, motorhome or tent and enjoy a good night sleep in one of the many caravan & camping sites throughout Ireland. Camping Ireland has over 100 member sites scattered right around the Island of Ireland. Be assured of quality facilities in a safe and secure environment in all quality approved sites.
Experience all that Ireland has to offer from the comfort of your motorhome or caravan. Pitch up your tent in one of over 100 quality approved caravan & camping parks around the country.
Get out there go camping