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CAMPING & HOLIDAY PARKS ON THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY



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There are plenty of reasons to take a trip along the Wild Atlantic Way. For some, it's the experience of getting back to nature and the elements, while others want to drink in the stunning scenery without compromising on those certain creature comforts. 

Luckily, there are lots of camping and glamping options dotted along this gorgeous route for those who seek a truly invigorating escape. Whether you’re planning a fun family trip with the little ones or are looking for some peaceful seclusion, we’ve got just the place for you.

 
 

Nestled in the idyllic headlands of County Donegal in the north of the country, among the many holiday parks in Ireland, you’ll find Binion Bay Caravan Park. This quiet, family-fun site is located 2km from sleepy Clonmany village and offers fabulous views of Donegal’s soaring mountains as well as the chance to explore a range of beautiful hill walks. Meanwhile, the Glenevin Waterfall is just a few kilometres away. 
 
Further south in County Clare, you’ll find a fantastic eco-friendly option at Purecamping. Their committed team aim to give guests the most pure experience of outdoor life possible. Visitors camp in the area’s gorgeous woodlands, and can avail of a wood-fired pizza oven, gas stove and solar-heated water.

Indeed, such is Purecamping’s dedication to the environment that they’ve been given a Gold Standard award by Ecotourism Ireland. This accolade goes to businesses dedicated to educating tourists about the natural world and local culture, and those which strive to be environmentally innovative as well as socially responsible.

 
 
A caravan park, County Kerry
 

The invigorating surrounds of County Clare’s famous cliffs provide a home for Ocean View Park. Located just outside the bustling surf town of Lahinch, this is the perfect base for a watersports-focused holiday.
 
Down on the pretty Southern Peninsulas, you can take in all the glory the ‘Kingdom’ of Kerry has to offer at Valentia Island Camping. Located at the country’s most southwesterly point, this beautiful island offers not only fantastic views of the mainland, it’s also just a short drive or ferry trip to Portmagee. From this port town, you can take the ferry to the Skellig Islands (a UNESCO World Heritage site). It’s also a great base from which to embark on the iconic Ring of Kerry route.
 
Or perhaps you like the idea of camping with a bit of pampering? Fear not; there are plenty of comfy glamping options available, too!

In Donegal, Portsalon Luxury Camping is located beside the golden sands of Ballymastocker, once voted the second most beautiful beach in the world. Each cosy yurt has a king-sized bed, double sofa bed and wood burning stove inside. Also in Donegal is Wild Atlantic Camp, where you can either pitch your own tent or stay in a heated wooden pod or bell tent onsite. There’s a pitch-and-putt course as well as an AstroTurf pitch, making it perfect for family fun.

 
 

Nagles Doolin Caravan & Camping Park also offers glamping, and it’s got a great location between the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, a vast and unique limestone pavement in County Clare. You can bring your own tent or opt for a wooden glamping pod complete with electricity. Activities in the area include horse riding, surfing, cycling, fishing and much more. Doolin is also world-renowned for its Irish traditional music; be sure to stop by one of its famous pubs for a listen and maybe a jig.
 
On the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) island of Cape Clear in Cork, meanwhile, be sure to check out Chléire Haven Caravan Park, located in a truly idyllic setting offering beautiful views of the jutting coastline and one of the best holiday parks in the country. Again, you can pitch your own tent or hire a yurt or tepee. And there’s plenty to do on the island, from kayaking and snorkelling to taking in the area’s cultural history; the Heritage Centre is home to several hundred artifacts of island maritime interest.

 
 

These are just some of the many camping sites you’ll find on the Wild Atlantic Way. You’ll find more accommodation options in our online directory, or you can use our handy trip planner tool to start mapping out your own itinerary or to find more details about camping in Ireland.

 

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