County Clare Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 9 swimming beaches listed in County Clare. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

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    1. Kilkee Beach

    Kilkee is a crescent-shaped, golden sandy beach, sitting at the end of a sheltered bay which is protected from the worst of the Atlantic swells by the Duggerna Reef. This beach, which has been popular with holiday makers since Victorian…

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    2. Cappagh Beach

    The village of Kilrush lies on the Shannon Estuary, about 48 miles west of Limerick. From the village, which has a large marina, used for berthing boats during the winter, the R473 coast road brings visitors to historic Cappagh Pier, parts…

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    3. Lahinch Beach

    Lahinch is a sandy, crescent-shaped beach, by the resort town of Lahinch in Liscannor Bay on the north west coast of County Clare. The beach directly faces the Atlantic Ocean, meaning it gets the full force of the swells. As a result Lahinch…

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    4. Spanish Point Beach

    Spanish Point is named after the fleet of ships that formed the Spanish Armada. Many of these were shipwrecked nearby during a storm in the year 1588 on the return from their unsuccessful attempt to invade Britain. Most of the survivors…

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    5. Fanore Beach

    The large sandy beach of Fanore straddles the Caher River as it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. As such the beach is exposed to much of the Atlantic swell making it a popular spot with surfers. During the summer months the beach is patrolled…

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    6. White Strand (Miltown Malbay)

    This relatively small sandy beach with a rocky shoreline has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award on a number of occasions. This means there are all the facilities you'd need including lifeguard cover during the summer months.

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    7. Doughmore Beach

    Doughmore is a long, spectacular, golden, sandy beach overlooking the Atlantic, and backed by an impressive sand dune system and the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Resort. Plans to build a sea wall to protect the resort were…

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    8. Ballycuggeran Beach

    Ballycuggeran is a small lakeside beach and bathing area on Lough Derg, one of Ireland's largest freshwater lakes.The lake a designated conservation area and measures 8 miles (13km) across and 24 miles (40km) in length. Being a lake there…

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    9. Mountshannon Beach

    Mountshannon is a small lakeside beach located amongst the woodlands of the shores of Lough Derg, Ireland's second biggest beach. As a Blue Flag beach Mountshannon has all the essential amenities for a family day out along with safe bathing.…