Located along the Wild Atlantic Way in the horseshoe-shaped Moore Bay, the popular seaside resort of Kilkee is the largest town on County Clare’s Atlantic coastline.
While the town has retained its charming 19th century Victorian atmosphere, it also has all the essential, modern facilities you need to complete your perfect holiday whether you are a looking for relaxation or outdoor adventure.
The 1.5km long International Blue Flag beach is regarded as one of the best and safest bathing locations on Ireland’s west coast, while the magnificent Kilkee Cliffs provide some of the best scenery and walking trails in Clare. Kilkee also is a haven for outdoor adventure enthusiasts with surfing and kayaking lessons available.
Cultúrlann Sweeney is West Clare’s cultural hub and features an intimate 108-seat theatre where you can enjoy a programme of performances. A beautiful gallery space is located in the foyer of the building and hosts exhibitions throughout the year.
A visit to the West Clare heritage museum and railway in nearby Moyasta is essential for lovers of history as you board the Slieve Callan steam engine and immerse yourself in steam, nostalgia and times past.
Kilkee is home to its very own 18-hole golf course, featuring breathtaking cliff top views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The town is the gateway to the Loop Head Peninsula, a slender finger of land pointing out to Clare’s most westerly point, Loop Head Lighthouse. Along the way you can experience some of West Clare’s most popular visitor attractions including the spectacular natural sea arches at the Bridges of Ross, the Church of the Little Ark in Kilbaha and a boat trip with Dolphinwatch Carrigaholt to see Europe’s largest collection of bottlenose dolphins.