Towns of Clare
Lahinch —County Clare
Located on the coast 3 km west of Ennistymon, The literal translation of its name, 'Leath Inis', or 'the Half Island' describes it best.
The wide smile on the generous mouth of a broad bay is the glinting fine-grained golden expanse of beach fronting a dunes system with twin golf courses. Ireland has one-third of the world?s coastal links courses and Lahinch has two of them. And the older championship course is ranked among the best in the world. The beach offers excellent surfing and the bay is renowned as a top sea angling destination.
Protected by the stone-faced shield of the towering Cliffs of Moher, all-weather facilities at the bright and breezy seaside resort includes the Seaworld sea-life and leisure centre close to the fine beachside promenade. Here visitors can now see and experience the underwater life of the Atlantic coast. Sharks, rays and conger eels; starfish, lobsters and flatfish can all be viewed in a giant aquarium. Also there, is a unique recreation of a 'blow hole' wave explosion, demonstrating the power of the ocean as it beats against the Clare coastline.
The walks along the beach are wonderful. Surfing lessons available at Lahinch surfing school. Lahinch has several fine restaurants and pubs.