THE LOOP HEAD PENINSULA, COUNTY CLARE
The Loop Head Peninsula is brilliant for families - enjoy swimming on beautiful beaches; learn a new
water activity; view the coves and caves; meet the dol- phins; enjoy a picnic amid spectacular scenery; walk, cycle, or drive the Peninsula… and more.
great for families
Sandy Beaches: Kilkee is the best known beach on the Peninsula and a family favourite. It is one of Ireland’s safest blue flag beaches and a popular resort, with lots for families to see, do and enjoy – including an indoor waterworld. There are many other unspoilt beautiful beaches – hidden gems to be explored and enjoyed, including Rhineville, Carrigaholt, Kilbaha, Haugh and Glasheen Beaches.
Dolphin Watching: The Peninsula is home to over 120 dolphins and other wildlife, including grey seals, gannets, guillemots and razorbills. Award-winning Dolphinwatch Carrigaholt offer two-hour boat trips to allow you experience this diverse natural heritage and an opportunity to get close to Bottlenose Dolphins as they interact with each other. It’s a thrilling experience!
Learn to: Family members can learn to kayak, canoe, windsurf, sail, surf, boogie board, snorkel, dive and more - all with fully qualified instructors.
Go Explore: The Peninsula is ideal for exploration. Drive the Loop and take time out to explore and enjoy spectacular sights. Go see the Bridges of Ross; view the caves and coves cut into the rocks of Loop Head by the wild Atlantic; watch the birds and wildlife; visit the Church of the Little Ark of Kilbaha; follow the craft trail; stop-off at a fishing village for a fresh seafood lunch; see the famous lighthouse at the tip of Loop Head for outstanding views or walk or drive from the ossified
trees in Tullig Goleen to the preserved sand volcanoes in Ross Bay (the geology of the Peninsula is incredible!)
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