101 things to see and do

Fall in love

Not saying you will find the love of your life (although, who knows?), but do let yourself fall in love with Loop Head. It will last a lifetime. ..Read more >

Cycle the Loop Head Cycleway

Cyclists keen to experience the Loop Head Peninsula on two wheels will be relieved to learn that the peninsula has a very gently undulating topography, with almost no daunting hills. The Loop Head Cycleway, favourite testing ground of triathletes, is a 65km circuit starting and ending in Kilkee, hugging the… ..Read more >
Golf in Ireland

Lay on a bed of grass

This is an experience in itself: the soft, thick, lush grass around cliff walks will feel like the best mattress you have ever rested on.  ..Read more >
Irish holiday destination Kilkee

Go for a swim

The weather can be fabulous in autumn and the waters often feel warmer than in summer. There is an abundance of outdoor swimming places in Loop Head, all untainted by crowds or pollution. You can choose from peaceful, sandy coves at Doonaha or Kilkee, secluded shingle beaches such as Ross… ..Read more >

Camp on the shore

As dedicated camping enthusiasts know, camping is an activity in itself. At Loop Head, you can either pitch your tent in the wild (with permission), or camp on an established campsite at Green Acres Caravan & Camping Park, Doonaha or avail of state-of-the-art eco-camping facilities at Purecamping, Querrin. ..Read more >

Explore the shore

Shore walks on the Loop Head Peninsula reveal many natural treasures. The rockpools alone are an education. Multi-coloured algae carpet the Pollock Holes in Kilkee, for instance, while sea urchins, anemones and starfish lurk among the rocks. Read more about what you can find on the Loop Head shores. ..Read more >

Stay in the Old School

Ian and Teresa have re-purposed the old school in Cross village into a delightful B&B, full of character and charm. The couple offer a fantastic welcome with home made bread, cake and other locally sourced goodies. Their breakfast has an amazing reputation among their visitors too! ..Read more >
Irish holiday destination for camping

Glam camp

Try the fully furnished cool canvas bell tents at Purecamping in Querrin. Each tent has its own deck and fire pit. Bright and clean communal kitchen and toilet and shower facilities are close by. ..Read more >

Enjoy fantastic food with a sea view

Treat yourself with delicious food and some of the finest sea views on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Diamond Rocks Café (for breakfast and lunch), Lir Restaurant and Keatings Bar are some of the finest places for this experience. In autumn you may want to check their opening times, especially… ..Read more >
Cliffs, Kilkee, County Clare, tourist attractions in Ireland

Admire the amazing geology of the cliffs

For the independent traveller with a love of geology, Loop Head is a paradise. The story of the shape of our landscape is easily legible in the cliffs and rock formations around the peninsula. The cliff face exposures of the South-West and North sides of the Loop Head Peninsula have… ..Read more >

Spot Bishops Island

Situated off the coast about 3 km South-West of Kilkee, Bishop’s Island is a sea stack, with sheer sides rising 40m from the sea. In 1839 Eugene O’Curry wrote that ‘those of neighbouring landsmen as have nerve enough’ used it for grazing, presumably by hoisting their sheep up the cliffs… ..Read more >
Signup to our Newsletter