Surfing in Ireland



Eight Awesome Surfing Spots in Ireland



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Whether you are traveling from Dublin Airport, Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Dublin City or any Irish destination taking the time out to really explore the beautiful beaches of Ireland are a must, especially the following eight for surfing.

When the weather is bad we would suggest taking a look at our indoor actitives , Spa Getaways , Museums and Galleries or any of our Driving Routes to keep dry and warm away from the widy Irish weather.

Narrowing down all the wonderful surfing locations on offer in Ireland to one short list was an very hard task, but we did it, Car Rental Ireland has created a list of the top 8 top locations in Ireland.

Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo

Mullaghmore is a village on the peninsula in County Sligo, Ireland. It is a well-recognised holiday destination, characterised by ocean views Waves here are said to reach up to 15 metres, some of the biggest around the Irish coast.



Bundoran, Co. Donegal

One of Ireland's more famous surfing spots, Bundoran is host to a number of cosy pubs for you to quench your thirst afterwards. The town is a popular seaside resort, and tourism has been at the heart of the local economy since 1777.



Tramore, Co. Waterford

A jewel in the south coast's crown, Tramore plays host to surfers of all levels pretty much all year round. Tramore is a seaside town in County Waterford on the southeast coast of Ireland, it is also known as a fishing town. Be sure to check nearby Dunmore East for stunning views of the county Waterford!



Inch, Co. Kerry

This beach is popular with Irish filmmakers with the likes of Ryan's Daughter and Far and Away being shot there. Inch strand consists of three miles of sandy beach, for bathing, surfing and sea angling.

Perfect for surfers of all levels, there are lifeguards on duty throughout the summer but they leave in winter so beginners.



Lahinch, Co. Clare

Consistent waves and an idyllic location make Lahinch one of the best surf spots in the country. The shape of the resort creates Atlantic breakers that attract surfing and canoeing enthusiasts from all over the world and Lahinch has earned a reputation as a top ‘surf centre’ – with surf schools, social life and great atmosphere to boot.



Inchydoney, West Cork

The small island of Inchydoney is connected to the mainland by two causeways and is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque beaches that West Cork has to offer. With a cast expanse of sand, dunes and spectacular views, the beach is also ideal for novice surfers. The only downside is that it does tend to get quite busy during the summer holidays.



Whiterocks, Co Antrim

This long, sandy beach is undoubtedly one of the best that the Causeway coast has to offer. Home to consistent surf conditions throughout the year, Whiterocks lends itself to experienced surfers and beginners alike offering multiple lefts and rights on the sandbars at the northern end of the beach.



Easkey, Co. Sligo

Featured in surfing magazines the world over, this little beach is perfect for a surf whatever time of the year it is. Easkey is that rare village in the Modern World that has remained unspoilt and has escaped mass development.



As these brillaint surfing spots are spread across the Country we would highly suggest renting a Car Rental Ireland car to insure you don’t miss any of these spectacular beautiful spots.

If you want to keep traveling around Ireland, why not take take your rental car and have a look at our other suggested driving routes. If you have any questions regarding car hire, please take a look at our car rental guide. There is so much beauty around Ireland just waiting for you to capture it on your cameras. Don't forget to send in your pictures and review of any of the trips you've taken, we love getting feedback from our customers.