This year we are seeing a huge trend in families wishing to camp on or near the beaches so I decided to draw up our list of Top Ten Campsites Near The Beach featuring some of the family friendly camping spots with a sea view around Ireland.
The park lies on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean with views of Clare Island, Inishturk, Achill, Mweelrea and Croagh Patrick. It has direct access to its own sandy beach, one of the most beautiful beaches to be found in the heart of Connemara.
Salthill Caravan Park is boarded on 3 side by breath taking views of Galway Bay. There is also access to the strand at the end of the park just 20 meters away.
This Holiday Park spreads out alongside the natural dunes of the Blue Flag awarded beach at Morriscastle. Over these dunes, 2 minutes from the Park, you’ll find miles of soft sand to ramble on, safe water to swim & splash in and plenty of space for children of all ages to play & build sandcastles.
Fancy your pitch on the shoreline…….Green Acres is situated on the Loophead Peninsula at Doonaha, just outside Kilkee (7 min drive ). Set on the shoreline with direct access to the beach it is a well known spot for family camping Clare.
I stayed here in early August and while there was no playground, there was a great family vibe and the beach is the real playground. A crepe van sets up every Wednesday and Saturday providing delicious crepes including vegan and gluten free.
Perched on the clifftop overlooking the beautiful village of Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, this resort consists of a cliff edge golf course, an open plan village of self-catering holiday homes, a private mobile home park, modern touring and camping park facilities, several playgrounds, a private access trail to the local blue-flag beach and the renowned ‘Lighthouse Bar and Restaurant’ which boasts spectacular views across the Irish ocean and the famous ‘Hook lighthouse’.
With Tramore Strand to the south, Slievemore mountain to the north, the Minaun cliffs to the west and Keel village to the east, the location simply cannot be beaten. The park facilities are always maintained to the highest standards and provide everything you need for your holiday.
Situated in the village of Rosses Point overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Magnificent views of Coney Island, Oyster Island, Blackrock Lighthouse, Benbulben and Knocknarea mountains. Your view depends on where you are pitched, listen to the water lapping on our two bathing beaches.
5 Star Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015, Glenross Caravan Park is one of the many campsites on the Ring of Kerry overlooking Rossbeigh Beach and the Dingle Mountains.
Wave Crest caravan and camping site is a 4 star, friendly, informal and family-run camp site in Caherdaniel on the Ring of Kerry, Ireland. This picturesque waterfront site with unique panoramic sea views offers the perfect base for a relaxing camping holiday in Ireland with outstanding facilities for families, on-site tourist information, a well stocked shop, Café and deli, a fully equipped play area for children PLUS direct access to the water for launching water sports equipment!
BarleyCove Holiday Park is situated on the magnificent Mizen peninsula in West Cork and is ideal for family holidays. The rugged coastline is dotted with beautiful sandy beaches – Cockle Strand with its lovely view down Crookhaven Harbour, Galley cove looking out on the famous Fastnet Rock, and the beautiful Barleycove beach.
Clifden Eco Beach is a multi-award-winning ecological park and Ireland’s first eco-certified carbon-neutral premises. Nestling among the sand dunes on the shores of Connemara’s Wild Atlantic Way, it boasts breathtaking panoramic seascape views from its secluded private sandy beach.
If you are not set up for camping why not try hiring a camper van or motorhome giving you the option to hit the road and decide from night to night where you want to stay. There are several hire companies but I have used Cara Motorhomes in the past and found them faultless. Lazy Days, in Co Wicklow, has a fleet of modern VW vans sleeping two to four people. Cara Motorhomes rents two- to six-berth vehicles with showers and toilets and click here to read more.