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The 4 Best Campsites in Ireland

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October 25, 2023

The 4 Best Campsites in Ireland

See our favourite campsites on the island of Ireland where you are guaranteed a 5 star experience!

Looking to tour Ireland and get the best experience possible? See Rambling Rovers list of the best campsites on the island of Ireland below!

Sliabh Liag Camping - Co. Donegal

Widely noted as one of the best campsites in Europe, Sliabh Liag really is a gem. Perfectly positioned at the beginning of the Pilgrims Path walking trails and equidistant to the local cafe and dangerously close to the pub as well. Enjoy views out to sea with the docks only being a quick walk away as well. The real thing that makes this site stand out to us are the people behind it. Ciarán is only ever a phone call or text away with a rapid reply. Cillian himself is the official unofficial guide to everything around Teeling and the surrounding areas.

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Things to do near Sliabh Liag Camping

Sliabh Liag Camping is the perfect spot to base yourself for exploring the surrounding mountains and hiking trails. There are a tonne of routes to choose from, most notably the 13km loop of Sliabh Liag which includes some of the best trails on offer in Ireland. If you are an experienced hiker, we recommend trying the hike along the cliff edge Silver Strand beach.

A fun fact is that the trail itself is the beginning of the European side of the Appalachian Trail - the world's only ocean wide trail beginning in Maine, USA.

Nagles Camping - Co. Clare

Are you looking to explore Clare? Then Nagles Camping is the spot for you. Perched beside the Atlantic, it is the ideal spot to visit the world famous Cliffs of Moher and see the unique landscape of the Burren. Looking to take your trip to sea? Well the ferry to the Aran Islands is only 100 meters away. You can even get a boat from here to see the Cliffs of Moher from a completely different view and enjoy a view unlike another. The campsite is open from mid March to mid October and boasts amazing facilities. With over 30 new showers, laundry facilities, a playground, kitchen and on site grocery it is everything you could ask for.

Things to do near Nagles Camping

There are so many wonderful spots to visit on your stay in Nagles that it is hard to list them all. As we have mentioned above you have the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren - both designated Unesco sites - on your doorstep. These alone are enough to warrant a stay in Doolin. The Burren has sites like the Ailwee and Doolin caves which are both spectacular. Go and visit the Aran Islands and see all that they have to offer such as ancient forts, stunning views and much more. As well as this you can enjoy some of the amazing restaurants and pubs just a quick walk away from the campsite where you are sure to enjoy great seafood, drinks and music!

Kilmore Quay Holiday Park - Co. Wexford

Coming in from The Sunny South East, Kilmore Quay Holiday Park is the perfect place to come and unwind. It has all the facilities you would expect in a quality campsite like showers, toilets, a campers kitchen and washing machines. It offers you so much more than this though. With plenty of scenic views like the Ring of Hook, brilliant beaches and amazing restaurants you will not be stuck for something to do and pass your time with. Maybe you just want an easy day? Well there are plenty of cafes and pubs for you to pick from on your visit.

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Things to do near Kilmore Quay Holiday Park 

Kilmore Quay is all about the sea, and that is why at the top of our list of things to do we have to do and visit one of the nearby beaches. Wexford has some of the best beaches in Ireland and Kilmore Quay is no different. You have a choice of them here with a small beach in Kilmore Quay beside the pier, Ballyteige Burrow and Ballyhealy Beach all only a stone throw away. Take to the sea on a quick ferry over to the Saltee Islands where you can spot wildlife like puffins and other sea birds who have made their homes on the uninhabited islands.

If history is more your thing then you should go explore the Norman Way. It is a Medieval way between Rosslare and New Ross. On the walk you can pass many Norman buildings such as Ballyhealy castle and Sigginstown castle. There is much more in the surrounding area for you to go and explore!

River Valley Park - Co. Wicklow

Perfectly positioned in county Wicklow, River Valley Park is the perfect choice for anyone looking for an Irish campervan hire campsite. It is aimed at families and adults looking to take a break. With tonnes of facilities for children such as a petting zoo, pool tables, crazy golf and much more it is the perfect place for families. If you are a couple looking for a quiet break then this is also the spot for you, with an adult only area away from the noise and activities of the kids. Enjoy some great food and drinks in Mickey Finns pub, winner of multiple gastro pub awards. Or maybe go to Wicklow Brewery for a few drinks and a tour of the brewery,

Things to do near River Valley Park

Explore all that the Garden County has to offer by basing yourself in the River Valley Park. As well as the before mentioned onsite activities, Wicklow has so much to offer you. Of course top of the list is Glendalough with its amazing views, historical significance as a 6th century “monastic city” and visitors center. Enjoy walks or hikes suitable to every level of fitness. If the sea is more your thing then you can visit Brittas Bay and even go for a bit of surfing thanks to the surf school.

There is lots and lots to do in Wicklow such as the National Botanic Gardens, Wicklow town with its history like Wicklow Gaol and many hikes to name but a few.

That concludes our list of the best campsites in Ireland. Are we missing any or are there any you would like to add in? Let us know by getting in touch with us!

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