Clifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravanning Park
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Claddaghduff Road, Clifden, Connemara, Galway, Republic of Ireland
Clifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravanning Park is nestled amongst the sand dunes on the Western fringe of Connemara, just 10 km from Clifden town on a unique ecological private beach.
Clifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravanning Park is ideally situated on the shores of the 'Wild Atlantic Way'. Just ten minutes from Clifden town and two minutes from the small scenic village of Claddaghduff between the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and the majestic Twelve Bens mountain range which forms part of the ‘Connemara National Park’. Only a short distance away, it features fantastic designated trekking routes. Here you can also get a unique understanding of Irish bogs and the ecosystems they support.
The Park is low in density and uncommercialized. Glamping and wild camping style plots are peaceful and privately spaced apart between 'marram grass' covered sand dunes, making your camping experience unique and more enjoyable! Here you can enjoy the vast open space, natural beauty, sandy beaches, breath-taking sunsets, cosy campfires, under a star friendly big sky. All within the boundaries of a facility that is operated on a sustainable, green, environmental and ethical basis with a low carbon foot print making it a serene destination to unwind.
The site is almost surrounded by the sea and has the perfect on site location for all kinds of sea-borne activities including, safe swimming, excellent sea angling, scuba diving, kite surfing, boating and the famous 'drift dive' or 'drift snorkle' along the estuary of Streamstown Bay. There are also beautiful coastal beach walks within the park, with longer walks to and around the beautiful tidal island of Omey.
Clifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravanning Park guarantee that your plot never becomes wet under foot, will remain dry and clean even in extreme wet weather conditions. It is also rare for mosquito/midget insects to appear on site due to its coastal location.
Clifden ecoCampsite offers a modern, clean, and well maintained sanitary facilities, including hydro fresh showering. They come with all the usual amenities such as hand towels and soap. The kitchenette is equipped with fridge, freezers, microwave, electric kettle, dishwashing sinks and seating. A private supply of pure quality, sterilized, crystal clear, organically sourced, 'Spring water' is provided and is unique to the campsite.
Also unique to the park is an ecosystem called 'Machair', listed as a priority habitat in Ireland under the EU Habitats Directive. This is a highly specialized & complex sand dune habitat system that is confined globally to the north West Coast of Ireland and Scotland. It comprises a flat or gently undulating sandy plain that develops in an oceanic location with a cool, moist climate resulting in rich bio-diversity.
The geology along the beaches from the campsite to Omey Island provides an outstanding opportunity to see what happens when magma rises and volcanoes erupt at the earth surface. These rock outcrops are the best examples seen anywhere in Europe and are a listed site.