Stand Up Paddling / The Sauna Hut
Charlie McCabe is not running Stand Up Paddling on our Blue Flag Beach inside the maim harbor at Clare Island. Contact Charlie on 087 9004897
He also runs the Sauna Hut located above the beach. Try a cold water swim and then a hot sauna. The island ladies have their morning ritual that you can join.
Sea Safari on board Sea Sprinter
Enjoy a one and a half hour trip on board the Sea Sprinter to view the Clare Island Cliffs, Clare Island Salmon Farm and the abundance of marine and bird life. Departing from and returning to Clare Island harbor. Contact Alan O’Grady on (087) 90041115
Bridget O Leary operates the local bus service and runs 1 hour tours which takes in the main attractions of the island. She has 2 x 14 seater busses and can be contacted on 086 2228478 or 098 25640
Located beside the Bus at the harbor when you arrive, the bike hire shop rents bikes for the day. Contact Andrew for bookings in peak season. 086 1704295
Blue Flag Beach
The open Atlantic around Clare Island offers pristine waters at our blue flag beach. With no major currents and a safe swimmer areas, it is an idyllic place to pass a day at the beach. When the tide is fully in, the old harbor offers a great platform for pier jumping.
Walking / Hiking
The jewel in the crown of Clare Island and indeed, the Wild Atlantic Way. Clare Island is one of the most spectacular locations for walking enthusiasts. The westerly facing cliffs are home to a gannet colony and other rare bird life. From their elevation you can look down on passing marine life of the rambling sail boats. There are a number of different walks that will suit each level of fitness. The climb to the top of Knockmore is certainly for the fitter of the party
Clew Bay Bike Trail
The only one-way, bike trail in Ireland that covers Land and Sea and Clare Island is in the heart of it. The circumnavigation of clew Bay by bike is fast becoming a must do for the adventurous souls. If you are staying on Clare Island for an extended stay, then it is a must do. The Ferry runs to Achill Island on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and their is always a later ferry from Roonagh Pier in the evenings. It will take you the full day including a lunch break and a coffee stop in Westpoirt and Louisburgh towns.
See link for contact information for bikes and support information. Clew Bay Bike Trail | A Cycling Circuit of Magical Clew Bay
Contact Clare Island Ferry Co (O’Grady’s) for ticketing and confirmation of boats on (Alan – 087 9004115 – Brian – 086 8515003)