Seven Of The Most Spectacular Surfing Spots In Ireland

By James Fenton

October 18, 2019 at 5:32pm


Lahinch, Co. Clare

Consistent waves and an idyllic location make Lahinch one of the best surf spots in the country.

Plenty of strong reef breaks for the more advanced surfer.

Easkey, Co. Sligo

Featured in surfing magazines the world over, this little beach is perfect for a surf whatever time of the year it is.


Once you're dried off you can take a stroll through the picturesque Easkey Village.

Inch, Co. Kerry

This beach is popular with Irish filmmakers with the likes of Ryan's Daughter and Far and Away being shot there.

Perfect for surfers of all levels, there are lifeguards on duty throughout the summer but they leave in winter so beginners should take note.


Tramore, Co. Waterford

A jewel in the south coast's crown, Tramore plays host to surfers of all levels pretty much all year round.

Be sure to check nearby Dunmore East for stunning views of the county.

Bundoran, Co. Donegal

One of Ireland's more famous surfing spots, Bundoran is host to a number of cosy pubs for you to quench your thirst afterwards.


Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo

Waves here are said to reach up to 15 metres, some of the biggest around the Irish coast.

Whiterocks, Co. Antrim

Stunning views of the northern coast can be seen while riding the waves up in Portrush.