Self Catering Holiday Cottage Doonbeg Co.Clare Ireland

Doonbeg Beach Cottage

Beach Cottage Doonbeg Co Clare
Ferienhäuser in Irland

Activities at Doonbeg Beach Cottage

  • Availability of a male and female bike as well as use of a kayak and surfboard (use at your own risk)
  • Golf
    We're ideally located next to Trump International Golf Links, luxury Hotel and Spa. Other beautifully located Golf Courses are nearby, in Kilkee, Kilrush, Spanish Point and Lahinch - all less than half an hour from the house. Ballybunion in County Kerry can easily be reached via the Shannon Car Ferry.
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Links to activities in West Clare

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

Doonbeg Beach Cottage

Fishing with doonbeg adventures

A Surfer's Paradise
Doughmore beach is a 5 mins. walk away and famous for the excellent surfing conditions. Doonbeg's other renowned surf spot can be found at Baltard Bay ('Riley's), which 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.
Swimming
Though perfect for beach life, Doughmore itself is not safe for swimming. But scenic White Strand Blue Flag beach is only a 10 mins. drive minutes away and supervised in season. Other supervised beaches include the beaches in Kilkee, Quilty, Spanish Point and Miltown Malbay. Another beach, the Clogher is 5 mins. away and offers safe swimming, but is not supervised. Indoor pools can be found in Kilkee (open in summer only) and in Lahinch.

More watersports
Kite surfing and sea kayaking are also popular at Doughmore beach as is Angling. The whole West Clare area has excellent sea and freshwater fishing opportunities.
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. Doonbeg Tourist information can arrange bike hire and will inform you about local walking and cycling routes. Cliff walking along beautiful Doonbeg's Baltard Cliffs is a great experience, but should be done with great care - and is not suitable for children. A safe family walk along spectacular cliff scenery is starting at the westend in Kilkee.

Dolphin & Bird watching
Dolphins regularly appear in the waters near our cottage. Tours for watching the Dolfin families in the Shannon Estuary take place from Kilrush Marina and from Carrigaholt, and you might also get a chance to see the sealife in our area on a cruise with our boat! Loop Head Peninsula is also a great place for birdwatching!
The Cliffs at Baltard
Sightseeing
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.