Lahinch Beach, Lahinch

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Hit the waves at Lahinch Beach, a seaside resort and popular location for sports like kitesurfing, windsurfing, and surfing. The beach is one of the foremost surfing locations in Ireland, and the site of a world record in which 44 surfers rode a single small wave at one time. Perfect your swing at the 36-hole Lahinch golf club, or explore by cycling, hiking, or pony trekking. Take some time to learn about the area's long history--several earth forts indicate the area was inhabited in ancient times, including a prominent one believed to have been built by Danish Vikings. Take the guesswork out of planning a Lahinch vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • My daughters and I traveled to Ireland and the highlight of our trip was staying at Crag Shore B&B. Maura and Ronnie couldn't not have been more hospitable. The family run inn is at the top of the hil...  more »
  • Lovely beach, seemed to be clean! Lots of children and adults our on surf boards! Few little shops located close by and small amusenent centre  more »
  • Great location for water sports with very clear markings for swimmers and surfers set out on this busy beach. All types of boards here with choppy waves on a well manned life guarded beach.  more »
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  • Great surfing beach for all levels. If unsure of where to go out, ask. The reef is only for experienced surfers. Gorgeous 2km walk to the bridge. Be careful of the tide times and don't get caught out if you go down the north end of the beach. Lifeguards are there full time in July and August 11am-7pm. Dog walking is policed so stick to the times displayed and scoop the poop with the bags provided on the promenade. Newly refurbished promenade and slipways. Only 2 public restrooms at the side of the swimming pool complex that are during the sunny weekends of summer. Can be dangerous on a high tide with a good swell so NEVER EVER swim alone!
  • We went surfing here and it was a great beach with good waves for beginners surfers like myself. There are lots of surf stalls offering classes. The beach is really clean. How ever while I was there there was a lot of jellyfish so be careful. Definitely would like to go back and surf there again or continue my learning even!
  • This beach has a little of everything. It has got amazing views, golden sands, rocks, crashing waves, a river and a new improved high pathway for during high tide. That is just for walkers. The car park is great. Very little litter. Lifeguards station. Many different surf outlets offering lessons.
  • one of the top beaches in Ireland, especially for surfers..plenty of beach to walk on when the tide is out, resturants coffee shops etc nearby
  • Just the most amazing place, even on a wild and chilly day. I love lahinch

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Where to stay in Lahinch

The beach and town center are within walking distance of each other, so choosing a place to stay doesn't have to be a toss-up in Lahinch. Most visitors to this coastal destination come for the famous surfing or golf course, but the town offers plenty of options for every kind of visitor and budget. The town's hostel is popular with young surfers or backpackers traveling on a shoestring budget, while cozy bed and breakfasts, vacation home rentals, and fine hotels are a good fit for those with a bit more to spend.
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