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Clare Beaches & Swimming

Co Clare has some of the most beautiful beaches ranging from quiet secluded beaches to spend lazy days swimming and sun bathing to busy beaches which are a hive of activity with a range of watersports

List of local nearby beaches within 30 minutes drive of Old Ground Hotel in Co Clare on the Wild Atlantic Way:-

Lahinch Beach is located in the village of Lahinch and is widely considered one of Irelands finest beaches and hot spot for surfing and beautiful walks along the promenade 
White Strand Miltown Malbay located 2 miles northeast of Miltown Malbay off the N67 road to Lahinch.  This relatively small sandy beach is ideal for families and younger children
Kilkee Beach and Rock Pools located approximately 35 minutes drive from the hotel.  This mile long sandy beach is glently sloping and sheltered from the Atlantic weather and offers a number of natural swimming pools knows as "Pollock Holes" which replenish with fresh sea water at every tide and ideal for children and swimmers
Flaggy Shore - Newquay Ballyvaughan offers breath taking coastline and the Flaggy Shore walk, this circular walk along the flaggy beach takes in a bracing stretch along the Atlantic coast which is second to none in beauty.  Swimming and parking facilities available
Fanore Beach is located between Ballyvaughan and Doolin with Burren landscape as a backdrop, this coast road is simply breathtaking
Bishops Quarter and Gleninagh Pier - Ballyvaughan - A picturesque strand with stunning views across Galway Bay and the Burren
Spanish Point Blue Flag Beach located at Spanich Point and offers beautiful long sandy beach and its sheltered located makes it very safe and popular for surfing
Clahane Beach Liscannor is a lovely rocky spot thats a litty way off the beaten track and is a popular walking and running area and has panoramic views of Liscannor Bay and beyong to Spanich Point and Mutton Island and ideal for swimming