Activities in Loophead

Dolphin Watching in Clare

Dolphin Watching

Geoff & Susanne Magee started Dolphinwatch Carrigaholt in 1992 and love turning people on to the amazing Mouth of the Shannon with its resident group of bottle-nose dolphins, thousands of nesting pelagic seabirds, seals, fascinating geology, cliffs and caves of the Loop Head Peninsula and North Kerry.

Their ‘Dolphin and Nature Boat Trip’ is their main excursion but they also offer special interest charters, geology field trips and sunset cruises.

Horse Riding

Carmen’s Riding School is a peaceful place on the beautiful Loop Head Peninsula, where anyone can ride horses in a relaxed atmosphere.

No matter what your age or experience you are sure to enjoy one of the many coastal treks or pony camps that are offered here throughout the year.

beach horse riding clare
Guided Walks Clare

Guided Walks

Loop Head Walking Tours offers professional guided walks and hikes around the peninsula.

Local guide Martin Haugh’s schedule includes nature and bird-watching walks, historical town walks, and heritage walks, each approximately two hours long.

Alternatively, the area offers many opportunities for self-guided walks, with maps available from us here in Hilltop B&B.

E- Bikes Rental

The Loop Head Cycleway is a 65km circuit along the coast roads starting and ending in Kilkee, hugging the shores of the Shannon to the south and the Atlantic to the North.

LoopHead Bike Hire provide bespoke tours and eBike hire, using top quality Giant eBikes

E bikes hire clare
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Thalassotherapy

Kilkee Thalassotherapy Centre is a family run health spa offering traditional seaweed baths, seaweed body wraps, hydrotherapy, massage, marine based facials, sauna/steamrooms and beauty treatments.

Alpaca Farm Experience

The Flying Alpaca is a family-run farm with alpacas, horses and chickens. They are the only alpaca farm in Loop Head offering alpaca trekking.

This is a fun activity and suitable for all ages and fitness levels and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

alpaca farm
Kilkee beach

Swimming

With a choice of peaceful, sandy coves, secluded shingle beaches and the famous ‘Pollock Hole’ rock pools, the area surrounding the Hilltop B&B offers the ultimate playground for sea swimmers.

Birdwatching

Located on the north side of the Loop Head Peninsula, the Bridges of Ross is an internationally renowned seabird-watching site.

The Bridges of Ross were formerly a trio of sea-arches but they have been worn away over the years by the fierce Atlantic, leaving one remarkable ‘bridge’ still to be seen.

This low-lying area has the ideal orientation that marks it out as an internationally renowned seabird-watching site. In the late summer and early autumn sea birds such as shearwaters, skuas and petrels pass by close to shore, sometimes overhead, as they follow Ireland’s western shore on their southern migration.

birdwatching in Clare
fishing trips in clare

Fishing Trips

Shore fishing is possible in all weathers due to the huge variety of fishing locations available, choosing from rock platforms that shelve into deep water, wild Atlantic storm beaches, sheltered coves and quiet harbours.

Alternatively try your hand at a sea-angling expedition with one of our experienced local skippers, Luke Aston or Sean Maguire, who would be happy to help you arrange a trip with.

Watersports

Nevsail Watersports & Adventures are based in Kilkee and run extreme sports and adventure activities throughout all of Loophead including sailing, windsurfing, rockclimbing, kayaking, canoeing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and coasteering for all ages and group abilities.

watersports in Kilkee
Kilkee Golfing

Golfing

Kilkee Golf Club is an 18 Hole Golf Course on the Wild Atlantic Way. The old 9 Hole Course, which was built in 1886, has been developed into a challenging 18 Hole Course that the members are very proud of.

The views in Kilkee are breathtaking, with first and second tees looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean and the third Tee overlooking Chimney Bay with a spectacular clifftop view.

Dolphin Watching in Clare

Dolphin Watching

Geoff & Susanne Magee started Dolphinwatch Carrigaholt in 1992 and love turning people on to the amazing Mouth of the Shannon with its resident group of bottle-nose dolphins, thousands of nesting pelagic seabirds, seals, fascinating geology, cliffs and caves of the Loop Head Peninsula and North Kerry.

Their ‘Dolphin and Nature Boat Trip’ is their main excursion but they also offer special interest charters, geology field trips and sunset cruises.

beach horse riding clare

Horse Riding

Carmen’s Riding School is a peaceful place on the beautiful Loop Head Peninsula, where anyone can ride horses in a relaxed atmosphere.

No matter what your age or experience you are sure to enjoy one of the many coastal treks or pony camps that are offered here throughout the year.

Guided Walks Clare

Guided Walks

Loop Head Walking Tours offers professional guided walks and hikes around the peninsula.

Local guide Martin Haugh’s schedule includes nature and bird-watching walks, historical town walks, and heritage walks, each approximately two hours long.

Alternatively, the area offers many opportunities for self-guided walks, with maps available from us here in Hilltop B&B.

E bikes hire clare

E- Bikes Rental

The Loop Head Cycleway is a 65km circuit along the coast roads starting and ending in Kilkee, hugging the shores of the Shannon to the south and the Atlantic to the North.

LoopHead Bike Hire provide bespoke tours and eBike hire, using top quality Giant eBikes

thalasso

Thalassotherapy

Kilkee Thalassotherapy Centre is a family run health spa offering traditional seaweed baths, seaweed body wraps, hydrotherapy, massage, marine based facials, sauna/steamrooms and beauty treatments.

alpaca farm

Alpaca Farm Experience

The Flying Alpaca is a family-run farm with alpacas, horses and chickens. They are the only alpaca farm in Loop Head offering alpaca trekking.

This is a fun activity and suitable for all ages and fitness levels and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Kilkee beach

Swimming

With a choice of peaceful, sandy coves, secluded shingle beaches and the famous ‘Pollock Hole’ rock pools, the area surrounding the Hilltop B&B offers the ultimate playground for sea swimmers.

birdwatching in Clare

Birdwatching

Located on the north side of the Loop Head Peninsula, the Bridges of Ross is an internationally renowned seabird-watching site.

The Bridges of Ross were formerly a trio of sea-arches but they have been worn away over the years by the fierce Atlantic, leaving one remarkable ‘bridge’ still to be seen.

This low-lying area has the ideal orientation that marks it out as an internationally renowned seabird-watching site. In the late summer and early autumn sea birds such as shearwaters, skuas and petrels pass by close to shore, sometimes overhead, as they follow Ireland’s western shore on their southern migration.

fishing trips in clare

Fishing Trips

Shore fishing is possible in all weathers due to the huge variety of fishing locations available, choosing from rock platforms that shelve into deep water, wild Atlantic storm beaches, sheltered coves and quiet harbours.

Alternatively try your hand at a sea-angling expedition with one of our experienced local skippers, Luke Aston or Sean Maguire, who would be happy to help you arrange a trip with.

watersports in Kilkee

Watersports

Nevsail Watersports & Adventures are based in Kilkee and run extreme sports and adventure activities throughout all of Loophead including sailing, windsurfing, rockclimbing, kayaking, canoeing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and coasteering for all ages and group abilities.

Kilkee Golfing

Golfing

Kilkee Golf Club is an 18 Hole Golf Course on the Wild Atlantic Way. The old 9 Hole Course, which was built in 1886, has been developed into a challenging 18 Hole Course that the members are very proud of.

The views in Kilkee are breathtaking, with first and second tees looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean and the third Tee overlooking Chimney Bay with a spectacular clifftop view.

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