Kilkee is situated on the west coast of County Clare and built around a horseshoe bay with a kilometre of golden beach and has the blue-flag status. The beach sweeps in a semi circular curve in front of the town and its smooth clean sands, washed daily by the Atlantic tides, afford excellent swimming. One of its main features is its very gradual slope towards the sea with virtually no current. This beach is the safest in Clare. Kilkee is located less than an hour from Shannon Airport and in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Swimming, diving, snorkelling, fishing and boating are some of the activities to enjoy. The Pollock Holes (natural swimming pools), located at the West End of Kilkee, are natural tidal pools and a very popular swimming location for adults and children alike. The fishing in the rock pools is always a favourite with the kids and a great place to explore. Newfie diving boards are a must for the experienced swimmer.



Water Sports offer great water activities in all kinds of weather. Kilkee Golf Club is open to the public and overlooks the bay with spectacular views, kilkee golf club and other renowned courses nearby are Doonbeg and Lahinch. Kilkee Water World is open during the Summer season, kilkee water world .


As a bathing place Kilkee is unsurpassed by any resort. The beach sweeps in a grand semi-circular curve in front of the town and its smooth clean and firm sands, washed daily by the Atlantic tides afford excellent bathing, always in perfect safety. For the more adventurous swimmer, the diving boards at Newfie are a must, located at the west end of the town. Directly in front of the cafe are the famous Pollockholes, which are natural tidal pools, enjoyed by adults and children.


Kilkee is the main town on the Loop Head Peninsula and in 2010 the Peninsula became a European Destination of Excellence in Aquatic Tourism and has won many awards, including the best place to holiday in Ireland. Some important and helpful links to check are and