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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 or Rinevella, or the vast bejewelled rock pools of the Pollock Holes. In the latter, do some snorkelling too: you’ll see starfish, shrimps, jellyfish, sea urchins and fish of every hue.