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Clifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravanning Park
Claddaghduff Road, Wild Atlantic Way | Clifden Connemara Co, Galway, Clifden, Ireland   |  
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A little paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

stayed here for four nights "would have liked to have stayed longer,site and location excellent, A little gem in connemara , would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is a stunning campsite with the pitches set in grassy dunes, it's own beach and views of the mountains. Facilities are basic but were always clean, and I understand they're being extended this Summer. We would definitely return!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012 via mobile

Thought when i saw the reviews that it probably wont live up to most of them ,but it is great to have been to Actons and stayed for a full week and tell all fellow that u need to go here to experience it so different,not ur Salthill type site if that is a favourite then i think Actons wont be for you.Cant wait for the camper weather to head back.I could easily just only go to this site only but of course it is nice to see a bit more of our Country.best of luck to Kris and wish him a great season for 2012.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Perfect wild camping but with mod cons. Take a windbreaker – can be a bit breezy! Kris and Tatiana are really nice people and create a very friendly environment. Incredibly peaceful even though there were plenty of other campers to talk to. Great to cook over a contained fire (off the grass). Stayed a week and could easily have stayed longer. If you don’t like camping here, you might as well give up!

Robin & Reina

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Randalstown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

We booked for 5 nights, but as soon as we arrived, we knew that we wanted to stay a lot longer. It not only met our expectations..but exceeded them. We had the perfect seaview pitch with beautiful views across the beaches, and with the grassy dunes around us it was also really private. We got the feeling of "wild camping" + though facilities on site were small they were constantly clean. We had lots of long walks + games on the beach. On the days we were lucky enough to catch some fish we barbequed them for our dinner! What a life! And then there's the campsite owner Kris...you couldnt find a more helpful + hospitable guy. Nothing was too much trouble. It is without a doubt the best campsite we have ever stayed in, + we will definitely go back..

Chris ....Randalstown

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Wah, what a spot. The views are stunning, the site, though fairly large has a limited number of pitches so everyone has plenty of space & the facilities clean & tidy. Being so close to the beach means a dip in the sea is only yards away from your tent. Kris & family are just lovely & very helpful. A perfect retreat from reality for those of us not fortunate enough to live there!
Could possibly do with another shower but it's not a major problem! Could do with a pot washing sink

Helen, Cumbria

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tuam, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Exactly what you want from a wild natural campsite and more. Some reviewers though positive suggest little adjustments and improvements but I think it's perfect exactly as it is. You can't expect a "wild camping" experience to have his and hers showers, or you can't expect the owner to have to amend signs to suit people who can't figure out for themselves what to do with their chemical waste. From the first time I visited, the owner Kris was completely down to earth and helped us out wherever he could. A friendly relaxed owner makes for a friendly relaxed camping experience. Then you walk to the beach which could typify more the beautiful coves and bays of west galway. With the dunes of marram grass (learnt that name while there) surrounding every pitch and the uncompromising refusal of Kris to over book the campsite, a wild camping feel will be assured. Clean and humble toilets and shower with comforting and sometimes convenient noise covering music also add to your relaxation. Great snorkeling or diving, from seaweed cover rocks sheltering various species of fish to clear spots of sand speckled with sea urchins and patrolled by the occasional dogfish. The first time I went in 2010 the fishing was almost too good, after 10mins we had 7 mackerel and had no need to keep going. This will vary depending on the time of year. However on the rear shore lug worm are plentiful so the patient bait-fisher will have his needs satisfied. The surrounding area is beautiful with many places and nature walks to find. Though we found no desire to leave the site as it had all we wanted. Delicious filtered water on tap which I can only describe as liquid air (use your volvic or evian to do the washing up and refill the bottles with this. To sum up, it has all you need if you want that wild experience with a little extra comfort and friendly face to greet you. For kids it's as safe and secure as your own backyard (assuming your backyard is very safe and secure. I wish i had this place all to myself but then Kris would make only about 100 quid a year and I wouldn't want that.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Clifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravanning Park

Address: Claddaghduff Road, Wild Atlantic Way | Clifden Connemara Co, Galway, Clifden, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Clifden
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty lodging in Clifden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eco Tourism Certified. Clifden's unique ecological 'Private Beach' Camping & Caravanning Park is nestled amongst the sand dunes on the Western fringe of Connemara, County Galway. Our park offers visitors a sustainable, cluster free, 'real camping' experience on eight hectares of coastal Machair habitat bio-diversity, with unparalleled panoramic Atlantic seascape views. The coastal Park, with its sheltered, safe 'secluded private beach' is within easy walking distance to the stunning tidal Island of Omey. We are ideally situated on the shores of the 'Wild Atlantic Way'. Just ten minutes from Clifden town & two minutes from the small scenic village of Claddaghduff between the beautiful Atlantic ocean & the majestic Twelve Bens mountain range which forms part of the 'Connemara National Park'. Only a short distance away, it features fantastic designated trekking routes. Here you can also get a unique understanding of Irish bogs & the ecosystems they support. . ... more   less 
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