Surfing in Ireland
Places to stay for a great surfing day out on the beach
Beach Haven Hostel
Surf School & Adventure: Stay and Play at Tramore Adventure Centre where you can get Surf Lessons, go blokarting or landyachting, bodyboarding, Nordic walking and go on Eco hikes as well as team challenges for groups!
Surfing: Tramore is regarded as one of the top surfing and outdoor adventure spots in Ireland with three world class surfing schools located right on the beach.
Tullan Beach: Big waves and lots of space await you on this about 1.4 miles long beach. Surfing here is especially great when winds come from Southwest to Northwest. Have some lazy days and enjoy the nice mellow waves. A cliff jump can save time to line up whereas climbing out on your board can be tricky sometimes. By the cliff you get some of the nicest waves when it is going off, Tullen can hold it all!
Bundoran: Bundoran on the south westerly tip of Donegal might seem an unusual location but it is one of the few places to warrant the title ‘a surfer’s paradise’. A large portion of the coastline faces north and it presents numerous reefs, points and beach breaks. So get ready for your sports day out!
Dún Chaoin Hostel
Brandon Bay: Brandon Bay is a really easygoing place to surf if you want to get away from the fast lane of the other spots. There are numerous well-formed sandbanks that give quality waves up to 5 ft. This place is suitable for everyone – doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a pro. Grab your board and off you go!
The Burren Hostel
Lahinch Beach: This beautiful place has become renowned as one of the foremost surfing locations in Ireland just lately, as well as other watersports including kitesurfing and windsurfing. However Lahinch has some of the most dangerous currents. The surf here is marvellous and attracts thousands of surfers all year round.
Lahinch beach became famous on May 14, 2006, when 44 surfers managed to ride one small wave. A new world record!
Spanish Point Beach: If you want a beach break with just few other surfers – or some days even none – around this is the place to go! The beach is located on the northern side of the village Spanish Point and stretches out for about 1 kilometer / 1 mile.
Yeats Village Accommodation
Strandhill: A vast beach break capable of holding huge waves in the
right conditions. Surfing is usually best when the tide is on the push
in from mid to high tide. At low tide only a big swell will provide a
decent wave, whilst at high tide the waves tend to rebound off the
promenade, reducing the power and form closer to shore. This rebound
effect at high tide can also make for unusual currents or rips with
large erratic barrelling waves that slam against the rocks.
Easky Beach: Surfing is an extremely popular attraction in Easkey. The village is widely known as one of the finest surfing areas in the world. What makes Easkey renowned is that it has two reef breaks, the left just by the river mouthand the right to the east of the castle (known as “Easkey right”). An excellent right hand reef but you do need to know what you are about do get yourself into. The waves in Easkey break over rocks rather than on sand which makes the waves more attractive to surfers because they are hollowed and faster than beach breaks.
The popularity of Easkey as a surfing hot-spot was highlighted on the RTE travel programme ‘No Frontiers,’ in the episode broadcast on 31 January 2010!
Tullan Beach: Big waves and lots of space await you
on this about 1.4 miles long beach. Surfing here is especially great
when winds come from Southwest to Northwest. Have some lazy days and
enjoy the nice mellow waves. A cliff jump can save time to line up
whereas climbing out on your board can be tricky sometimes. By the cliff
you get some of the nicest waves when it is going off, Tullen can hold