Doonbeg is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful region of west and north Clare, from the Loop Head peninsula, where the lighthouse has recently been opened to the public, to the unique flora, fauna and karst limestone landscape of the Burren.
Loop Head Peninsula – with spectacular scenic drives to Loop Head Lighthouse, The Little Ark & The Bridges of Ross
Dolphin Watching – in the Shannon Estuary which is home to Ireland’s only resident group of bottlenose dolphins. Dolphin Watch from Carrigaholt
www.dolphinwatch.ie or Dolphin Discovery from Kilrush www.discoverdolphins.ie
Vandeleur Walled Gardens – beautiful old stonewalls enclose this sheltered Walled Garden which is set among 420 acres/160 hectares of native woodland.
West Clare Railway at Moyasta – celebrates the importance, magnitude and impact of the birth of the West Clare Railway on the local transport system of County Clare
Kilkee Waterworld – an exciting range of fun features and atmospheres. Geysers and gushers, bubbles and whirls, the thrill of the slide or the lazy river ride.
Cliffs of Moher – The 214m high Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park.
Doolin Cave – famous for having the largest free hanging stalactite in the world
Aillwee Cave – in the heart of the Burren with beautiful underground chasms, and a Birds of Prey Centre
Moher Hill Open Farm – delightful Nature Walk with a breathtaking views and lots of animals to see and pet.
The Burren National Park – beautiful limestone plateau occupying an area of over 100 sq mls (250 sq kms) in North Clare.
The Burren Perfumery – Ireland’s first working perfumery creating fragrances based on the scents and plants of the Burren.
The Aran Islands – famous for their geological formations, historical monuments and their linguistic and cultural heritage. Ferries leave on a regular basis from Doolin.