Tell me about your plans for the long weekend. Did you, like tens of thousands of other people, grab your handkerchief hat, deck chairs, and picnic and head to the nearest beach? It’s no surprise that Ireland is appealing if you enjoy the beach enough to brave the traffic on a holiday weekend to get to it.
Ireland has many picturesque coastal villages where real estate with breathtaking views may be had for a reasonable price. Some of Ireland’s most picturesque coastal communities are included here.
Town of Bundoran, Donegal County
One of Ireland’s most beautiful beach towns is Bundoran, which is located in the country’s northwest. Tourists flock to the town every summer, making it a great place to invest in a cheap rental property that is likely to generate a profit. The town itself offers some of the greatest surfing in the country, and there are also great restaurants, nightclubs, a carnival, and a water park to be found there.
In the south of Ireland, in the province of west Cork, is the lively beach town of Clonakilty, or “Clon” as the locals call it. This is the place to settle down in if the food is a big factor in your decision to relocate to Ireland. In addition to the world-famous sausages made in Clonakilty, you can count on finding outstanding eateries wherever you go. The vibrant city hosts a plethora of galleries, shops, and festivals all year long, and its bars provide live music seven nights a week.
Town of Tramore, Waterford County
Tramore is the most popular seaside town in the southeast of Ireland and for a good reason. It has great surfing, hiking, horseback riding, golf, and even an amusement park for the kids. Fairgrounds, ice cream, and a gorgeous promenade along the beach are just a few of the traditional seaside mainstays that can be found in Tramore Bay. The beach is well-known for its breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and its towering sand dunes, which stretch for more than five kilometers. This is often regarded as the best surfing location in Ireland.
This coastal village in the middle of Connemara has kept all of its basic seaside town charm despite its popularity with tourists. Connemara National Park and Derrygimlagh Bog are conveniently located near the town, and the town itself has a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars.
The beaches around the coast of Wexford are some of the best in Ireland, but few compare to the famed Curracloe, which is also the longest. Horseback riding on the beach, great fishing, and other water sports are all available here, as are other classic coastal activities. The town has every type of restaurant, bar, and cafe imaginable, and its residents are warm and welcoming.
This picturesque town, located on a peninsula not far from Sligo, may sound familiar to readers of William Butler Yeats’s novels. Beautiful and peaceful beaches may be found all over the Peninsula. Hikers of all skill levels will appreciate the gentle slope of the cliffs around Rosses Point after relocating to Ireland.
You may play golf while taking in breathtaking views of the shore at the neighboring County Sligo Golf Course. However, be ready to drop a few balls, especially if the wind is blowing. Another fun hangout is the Sligo Yacht Club. Strandhill, located in County Sligo, is a favorite among surfers, golfers, and those in search of a decent pub.
Dingle is the perfect place to invest if you’ve always dreamed of living in the stereotypical Irish beach village. Located on the Dingle Peninsula in the far southwestern corner of Ireland, this charming town is the county seat of Kerry. The area is known for its sandy, expansive beaches, mountainous landscape, and the hiking paths of the Wild Atlantic Way.
The town of Glengarriff may be found on the scenic Beara Peninsula in County Cork. In one direction, residents can see the ocean, while in the other, they can see the mountains. There’s lots to do in town because it’s a tourist hotspot all year round. Plenty of beautiful countryside to explore when you’re in the mood for some exercise, excellent shopping and art galleries, and just enough restaurants and bars to give you a little variety on your evenings out.
Bray, in northern County Wicklow, is a great option if you need to be close to Dublin or its airport but would rather stay near the water. Wonderful ocean views, excellent restaurants offering daily catch, bohemian cafes, and breezy beaches ideal for dog strolling can all be found in this lively seaside town. If you’re looking for breathtaking scenery, you shouldn’t miss the trek up the cliffs to Bray Head. If you’re on the DART line, getting to Dublin’s financial sector won’t take you more than 40 minutes.