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Surfing in County Clare

Surfing along the Wild Atlantic Way

The wild, rolling waves of the Atlantic, along the Wild Atlantic Way crashing against the Western coastline provide a challenge for even the most dedicated surfers. The most popular surfing destination in the country, Lahinch, is just a 45 minute drive away from the Old Ground Hotel in Clare. Other lesser-known surfing spots are dotted throughout the county.

Experience the thrill of surfing in the heart of Munster. Surfing in Clare appeals to all five senses in unique ways. From the thundering waves crashing to the breath-taking landscape, there’s no doubt this will add to your unforgettable experience when visiting the town of Ennis which is easily accessible through Shannon Airport.

Lahinch Beach is one of Ireland’s most visited hotspots located on the northwest coast of County Clare. Lahinch Surf School provides a dedicated learning environment for surfing enthusiasts who want to immerse themselves in the art of surfing and want to master the skill. Lahinch Surf School is located a 35 minute drive from the Old Ground Hotel through the N85. There are many courses available to surfing enthusiasts including weekend courses, summer camps and individual lessons.

Overlooking the beautiful clear Atlantic Ocean, there are many photography opportunities available to surfers during their time at Lahinch Beach. There are many car parking spaces available to the public and many facilities located within close proximity of the beach. If you require equipment for your trip, there is a facility available to rent surfing equipment.

Spanish Point in Clare is another hotspot for surfing and has been named as one of the best surfing experiences in the world. Spanish Point is complemented by a picturesque sandy beach and golf course. Spanish Point is located a 35 minute drive from Old Ground Hotel through R474. From relaxing on the beach to surfing, your time will be certainly well spent during this experience.

During your stay in Ennis, there are many hotel deals and surfing opportunities that will make your visit a unique and unforgettable time.