Kilkee and the Loop Head Peninsula

Kilkee has long been one of Co. Clare’s main holiday resorts. Attractions include safe swimming, walking, tennis, squash, golf, pitch and putt, children’s amusements, free-diving and surfing. The area offers quite a few natural amenities around its horseshoe-shaped bay. Breathtaking cliff walks offer splendid scenery.

The safe sheltered sandy beach is protected by Duggerna Reef, which is a natural wonder itself with some large and small rock pools full of marine life. The town of Kilkee itself has all kinds of shops, some fine restaurants, and an indoor water pool (Kilkee Waterworld). For the golfing enthusiast Bay View is the ideal place to stay as it is only 5 mins from the Kilkee Golf Links Course and 15 mins from Greg Norman designed Doonbeg Golf Links Course.

The Cliff scenery all along to Loop Head Lighthouse though is one of Kilkee’s greatest natural attractions. Loop Head Drive will take you to numerous scenic outlooks as well as to cliff angling spots. A variety of rare birds, dolphins, whales and seals appear regularly on and around Loop Head Peninsula.

Distances:
Dublin 3-4 hrs, Ennis 45 mins, Kilrush 15 mins, Shannon Airport 1 hour, Loop Head Lighthouse 30 mins, Kerry Airport/Killarney 2-2 1/2 hours via Shannon car ferry, Cliffs of Moher/Burren 50-60 mins, Limerick 1 hr 30 mins, Galway 2 hrs, Doonbeg Golf Course 15 mins, Lahinch Golf Course 35-45 mins