Many people come to Spiddal during the summer months just to relax and enjoy the unique scenery as well as the traditional music in the local pubs. Other come to enjoy some of the activities in the area. Galway Golf Club is just a short drive from Spiddal, while the village itself has boats for hire as well as windsurfing and shore fishing .
One thing to note is that, sometimes during the summer, the narrow roads can be busy as the road through Spiddal is one of the few that lead to the heart of Connemara, and many at this time of the year look to experience the beauty of the region. Accomodation is available in the Connemara area but booking is advisable with the other possible alternative to return to Galway city for the evening.