This campsite has to be one of the most idyllic in Ireland. I confess that I was reluctant to even write this review as it is the type of place you would like keep special and secret but that would do a massive disservice to Chris the owner, and his lovely family (and yes he is simply one of the nicest person you can ever meet!), We sat with our two boys in a secluded pitch, roasting marshmallows in a fire pit supplied by Chris and watched herons flying over the water. The private beach has to be experienced to be believed as it has crystal azure waters that would not look out of place in the South of France. There are only two toliets and one shower but these are immaculate. There were fishermen, walkers, kayakers and even swimmers around and there is so much to do nearby we are already planning a return trip. There is a well stocked shop and pub a 2 minute drive away and you head across to Omey Island when the tide is low. Just a really really special place.Share the word but only to people you think will really appreciate it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clifden's unique ecological 'Private Beach' Camping & Caravanning Park is nestled amongst the sand dunes on the Western fringe of Connemara, County Galway.Our park offers campers a sustainable, cluster free, 'real camping' experience on eight hectares of coastal Machair habitat bio-diversity, with unparalleled panoramic Atlantic seascape views. The coastal Park, with its sheltered 'secluded private beach' is within easy walking distance to the stunning tidal Island of Omey. We are ideally located, just ten minutes from Clifden town & two minutes from the small scenic village of Claddaghduff between the beautiful Atlantic ocean & the majestic Twelve Bens mountain range, where rocks & Ocean collide!If you are a passionate camper looking for a truly unique camp site on an 'ecological machair habitat site' with all the attractions of 'wild camping,' Combined with the safety and comforts of a modern camping & caravanning park, our eco-campsite is just what your looking for. Operated on a sustainable, green, environmental & ethical basis with a low carbon foot print.Our Park is low in density & uncommercialized. Glamping & wild camping style plots are peaceful & privately spaced apart between 'marram grass' covered sand dunes, making your camping experience unique & more enjoyable! Enjoy the vast open space, natural beauty, sandy beaches, breathtaking sunsets, cosy campfires, under a star friendly big sky. All within the boundaries of an eco-friendly facility, that is a serene destination to unwind. ... more less