Situated on the West coast of Clare overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is the seaside resort of Kilkee. With a population of only 1300, this busy little holiday town has played host to tourists for the past 200 years. Known as the gateway to the Loophead Peninsula, Kilkee is one of the main tourist centres and caters for all members of the family.
Kilkee boasts a beautiful golden sandy beach stretching over one and a half miles which, with its Blue Flag status, makes it the safest beach on the West Coast of Ireland. There are some breathtaking walks both to the north of the beach where one can explore George's Head (so called as it is said to resemble a former King of England), and to the south where one can walk for sixteen miles along the cliff and explore Loop Head.
Kilkee is best known as a Diving Centre with both shore dives from the Duggera Rocks and boat dives from the Black Rocks further out available. All information on dives and equipment for hire is available at the Kilkee Diving and Waterworld Centre. For the Golf enthusiast, there is a splendid 18-hole championship golf course which will provide a challenge to even the best of golfers. Other activities available in Kilkee include pony trekking, pitch & putt and for the younger members of the family "Waterworld" is located as you come into town. Here, there are a number of slides, gushers, geysers and pools for all to enjoy.
There is a variety of restaurants to be found in Kilkee and like all Irish towns there are numerous pubs providing plenty of entertainment. Traditional Music sessions can be found in a number of pubs and there are many B&Bs to be found in the area to cater for the huge influx of tourists who visit Kilkee every summer. For the more adventurous there is a youth hostel as well as camping facilities within the area.