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Catching A Wave In Ireland

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October 25, 2023

Catching A Wave In Ireland

Take your campervan trip coastal and go and visit some of Ireland's best surf spots.

Ireland is well known for the striking beauty of its scenery. The natural attractions of the Emerald Isle include some of the most awe-inspiring beaches on the planet - and those beaches offer surfers of varying skill levels the opportunity to enjoy some great breaks. If you have been bitten by the surf bug and are traveling to Ireland here are some of the most unmissable surf beaches in the country. Go exploring in one of our campervan rentals.

Bundoran, County Donegal

Bundoran is known as Ireland's 'Surf Capital' and attracts hordes of surfers, from those who are just beginning their exploration of the sport to seasoned wave carvers. This part of Ireland has something to offer every surfer. There are both beach and reef breaks so whatever your preference there is bound to be a break for you.

Go to Maddens for dinner and a pint in the evening.

Lahinch, County Clare

If you have a tolerance for crowded breaks then the world-class beach break at Lahinch can offer a magnificent day out in the salt water. The nature of the break means that it is welcoming to both novices and more experienced surfers.

Hungry after your surfing? Pop into DODI Coffee for a bit of brunch.

surfing in lahinch

Strandhill, County Sligo

Not only is Strandhill a wonderfully scenic beach destination, but it also offers a consistent swell and waves that welcome all levels of surfer. The scenic cliffs that enfold the beach provide a stunning backdrop for a day out, making this beach popular with both surfers and non-surfers alike.

Shells Cafe is a must if you are in Strandhill, boasting brilliant coffee and food as well as shop to get local gifts from. See our foodie road trip here.

Rossnowlagh, County Donegal

This long stretch of sand welcomes surfers to an exceptional beach break that is perfect for those beginners who want to hone their skills on waves that are not too intimidating. However, the quality of the break means that it is also perfect for intermediate surfers.  It is just a hop, skip and a jump from Bundoran so you can go to both in the one weekend.

rossnowlagh beach

Curracloe Strand, County Wexford

This wide and accommodating beach has some great action - and is the perfect destination for beginner, intermediate, and more advanced surfers. The beach is in close proximity to Wexford which offers its own attractions, making a day out exploring this area and catching a wave or two an immensely rewarding experience.  As a side note, this is was the beach used in the Normandy landing scenes in Saving Private Ryan.

Ireland is filled with variety - and this includes its many surf spots. These are only a few, but for those who are willing to explore the beaches of this wonderful country, it will soon become apparent that each break and beach has a personality of its own. The sheer variety and beauty of these surf destinations ensure that Ireland will provide the avid surfer with the opportunity to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime. Get travelling in a Rambling Rover motorhome.

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