Lahinch, this quaint town is nestled at the head of Liscannor Bay, and provides the perfect base for visiting the famous Cliffs of Moher or the beautiful Burren National Park. Lahinch itself is a small yet lively resort with a great local energy and plenty of atmosphere day and night. This desirable destination definitely comes to life in the summer.
Besides from the long 2km stretch of golden beach, there’s also the ideal conditions for surfing and watersports. There are surf schools for beginners or sailing trips for anyone who wants to spend time on the ocean. If you’re after an adventure tour of Ireland and a charming seaside stop in County Clare, make time for lovely Lahinch.
The Cliffs of Moher, situated just 15 minutes away, is the area’s most well-known tourist attraction. It is an 8km stretch of cliffs with dramatic vertical drops and views overlooking the Aran Islands.
O’Brien’s Tower is the highest vantage point at the Cliffs of Moher, giving you the best vistas across the Atlantic.
Lahinch Golf Club and its Castle Course is said to be one of the finest golf courses ever constructed. Play in the high season from May to September, or in the shoulder seasons of March, April and October.
Bird-watching is a popular activity at the marshes located just north of the town. Bring your wildlife binoculars to spot a wide variety of terrestrial, freshwater and marine birds.
Trek the Burren Way, a long-distance trail starting in Lahinch and finishing in Corofin. It is home to one of the largest karst limestone landscapes in the whole of Europe!
Lahinch Surf School offers lessons for all ages, including family surf lessons, surf camps, and advanced coaching for anyone wishing to chase the waves.
Lahinch is a small resort town, but there’s always something to do here. Whether you’re here for a few hours, a half or full day, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you entertained. The “jewel of Lahinch” is of course its beach. Walk to the end of it to take in those glorious views on arrival – a fun activity in any weather.
If you’re planning an excursion to the nearby Cliffs of Moher, give yourself enough time to take on the 3 hour Cliffs of Moher walk. From Hags Head, you’ll have the most dramatic views. If you’re spending the day at Burren National Park, stop off at the little village of Liscannor, famous for having the highest number of pubs per person in Ireland! There’s one pub for every 26 people, so you’ll be sure to find a watering hole to refuel after a long day of walking.
The nearby Doolin Cave is also worth a visit, especially if you’re travelling with kids. Discover the awe-inspiring limestone and stalactite formations, and learn the history of the Burren landscape. For more child-friendly fun, there’s Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, the Aillwee Caves at Ballyvaughan, and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Limerick is also less than an hour away from Lahinch, and Galway is around 1 hour 10 minutes drive.
You can also hop on a ferry to explore the Aran Islands, known for upholding a traditional way of life and still embracing the old Irish language. So there are many trips and excursions we can help you plan for your bespoke Irish tour.
For lunchtime jaunts or overnight stays, you will also be pleased to know that there are many cafes, bars and restaurants serving fantastic food and drink. From fish and chips by the sea to traditional Irish pub meals, there are options to suit everyone.
The warmest and driest months are from June to August. Expect highs of 18°C in June, 20°C in July, and 19°C in August. It’s still nice and warm in early September too, but chances of rain will increase from October onwards. A good quiet month to visit is April. This is when spring kicks in, the summer holiday crowds haven’t arrived yet, and rainfall is at its lowest. An average temperature of around 9-10°C means that the weather will be slightly chilly but comfortable.
For anyone intending on going to the Cliffs of Moher, the summer months are better for clear views and easy hiking. But you can visit this site at any time of year. Just make sure you’re flexible for changeable weather conditions. You will also need to bear in mind the different opening hours in summer and winter. But if you’re booking a tour with us, don’t worry as we’ll have times and tickets all worked out for you and your group. Entrance fees for official tour attractions are always included in the final price.
Lahinch’s Blue Flag Beach can get busy during the school holidays, so if you’re after some peace and quiet away from the crowds, travel in the shoulder season.
Many of our tours include a day, half day or few hours stop in the gorgeous Lahinch. It’s a lovely town bursting with charm, and is ideal for combining with other tour destinations along the west coast. Lahinch can be combined with The Burren and Cliffs of Moher, a ferry trip out to the Aran Islands, an overnight stay in the bohemian city of Galway, walks and camping at the stunning Connemara National Park, the picture-perfect town of Westport, and much more.
You can also combine it with a tour to Dingle and The Ring of Kerry down south, or Londonderry and Giant’s Causeway in the north.
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This is for those who want the perfect mix of a relaxed style tour with some activities included to bring up the thrill factor.
Our activities range from hiking, kayaking, surfing, biking and much more.
In fact, if there is something that we have not listed but you would love to do just let us know and we can organise from there.
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There are many reasons to book a tour to the seaside town of Lahinch in County Clare. It’s especially attractive in the summer and if you’re looking for the perfect beach to relax on with fish and chips and sandcastles, this is the place to be.
As well as making an excellent base for exploring nearby natural landmarks and coastal attractions, it’s also a good place to grab some good food and drink to refuel on a big adventure tour. Our guides will be able to help you out with recommendations on where to go and what cafes or restaurants to go to before you depart the tour bus.
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My son, his girlfriend and her Mother were lucky enough to experience such terrific weather while visiting Ireland in June 2018, albeit it was a heatwave for the Irish! We had booked with Overland tours for our last week in Ireland choosing the Grand Tour and it was Epic! We had Marie as our tour guide and she definitely helped make our experience fun! Everyday was a new adventure and having the nice weather on our side was a bonus! I would highly recommend Overland Tours, it gives you the chance to sit back and enjoy the scenery while you have your tour guide give you all the information you need to know. Not having to worry about where to stay as our accommodations were all taken care of and every stay included our breakfasts!
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