Kilkee Beach


Kilkee County Clare

Kilkee has been a popular holiday resort in West Clare since the middle of the 19th century. The West Clare Railway which opened at the end of the 19th century brought many more visitors to Kilkee and from then on its popularity grew. It has been particularly popular with residents of Limerick City many of whom spend their summer holidays there.

What to Do in Kilkee

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There is a nice Blue Flag sandy beach which is suitable for swimming, surf boarding and surfing and is generally considered safe for children.
It is about 1.5 km long and ideal for a pleasant leisurely stroll.

This area is also a popular diving destination. Famous diver Jacques Cousteau rated it among the top five diving spots in the world.

Kilkee Cliffs are spectacular and can be viewed on one of the many walks and nature trails in the area.

Nearby there is an 18 hole golf course and also some spectacular cliff scenery.

Famous Visitors

Famous visitors include Charlotte Brontë, Lord Tennyson, Percy French and Che Guevara. Che’s visits to Clare will be the subject of another news item later.


Bayview Hotel in Kilkee Ireland

The town has developed good accommodation including including a few hotels and bed and breakfasts and there are numerous restaurants and pubs and other entertainment centers for visitors.

Here is a selection of accommodation available:
Hotels: Bay View Hotel
Bed and Breakfast: Lynch’s, Myles Creek, BlueTit Lodge, Móinéir House, Sycamore Lodge
Self Catering: 63 Moinin, Kilkee Cottage, 1 Coirneal Chearta, Kilkee Bay Apartments, Spanish Cove Holiday Homes, Seaforth, Moore Bay Holiday Homes, 35 Atlantic View, Sea Warrior Cottage.

How Far is Kilkee?

Ennis: 56km, Shannon Airport: 77km, Limerick: 91km, Galway: 132km, Dublin: 293km

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