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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  • Great place to watch the world go by, and there's the surf! Food beach for walks and child friendly. Plenty of choice for actities. The sea and sky is always changing.  more »
  • This beach is vast and when the tide is out, you can walk a long way. There are massive black rocks along a portion of the beach which we saw children and dogs climbing on, but we didn't venture to do...  more »
  • Amazing and the day was wonderful - My little one was upset the tide was in - no sandcastles were made on this journey :) :)  more »
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  • Lahinch is is a go to spot for me. The west of Ireland is stunning and the people are fantastic. Lahinch is a great surf beach as well as a fantastic place for a romantic walk. Local pubs and restaurant will top any day out here and it can bring something different in all weather. Don't be expecting tropical weather it's Ireland after all, so dress for the weather and you won't go wrong. Only downside is it's paid parking, so be sure to bring coins for the meter, Pay and Display
  • Has got great surf that attracts suffers from near and far. Has a sea world along the promenade. A lot of parking that can be full in the summer months with little parking around the town. The beach is really buetiful and a great place for walks day or night. A lot of shops in the town and never far away from a bar yes this is a town I've visited on many occasions and will no doubt visit again.
  • For the people that have never been to lahinch before O'Conner's ice cream shop is the best ice cream parlor ever the staff are really nice and the ice cream is good and they have 2 smoker tables and a big selection of sweets drinks and milkshakes
  • Good size and consistent waves every time I've been to this beach. Plenty of parking right beside the beach and several surf rental and surf schools if you need them. Best of all, the leisure centre beside the beach has storage lockers, showers and a Jacuzzi that you can use just have a 1 euro coin to use the locker
  • It's not called Surf City for nothing. Great beach. Ideal for surfing. Boards & wetsuit hire all along the beach €15 for 2 hours. Plus the town is a great town for food or a pint. Great night life in the town too.
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