Fanore Beach
Fanore Beach
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milleniumbabe
Kildare24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Recommended as one of the best beaches in Clare I was so disappointed. The sand is so rough on the feet and it looks dirty. It actually felt like course sandpaper. The waves are decent but I wouldn’t be going back. I hope we can find a better one tomorrow
Written August 8, 2020
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ohheyleannajj
Denver, CO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Recently stayed just up the street from this beach - what a hidden gem! Sadly the weather was cloudy and cold while there but the beach was still beautiful. I look forward to visiting the area again someday and hopefully can enjoy the beach with better weather.
Written July 9, 2023
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138Paul138
Canterbury, UK1,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Located on the outskirts of the small village of Fanore, the beach is well signposted. We went in February, which meant we had the beach to ourselves for a while. There is a free car park and toilet facilities onsite, (closed out of season). Information boards tell you about the area. Access to the beach is via a boardwalk but there are great views of the beach from a well made wooden platform. The beach is sandy and bordered by dunes which are roped off as they form part of a conservation area. The beach area is beautiful, great photos can be taken. Well worth a visit.
Written February 16, 2022
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Aqueouslover
Kingston, Ont44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
Visiting Burren area of Ireland was really some of the most spectacular vistas ive ever seen. Visited Fanore beach doing the atlantic way. Off the beaten path, no crowds.....leave your foorprint in the sand and take pictures only, maybe leave a piece of your heart.
Written January 7, 2020
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Baz B
Inverness, UK72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
Wonderful clean beach marred by the fact that the management of the adjacent camp site has locked gates restricting access to a public beach.
Written July 29, 2015
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Oliver W
London, UK114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Making a trip or a diversion here is worth every effort just for the pleasure of parking in a surfers' car park and walking down a short sandy path to the breaking waves on a proper Irish beach. If you can manage a little climb up the sand dunes you will see one of the most memorable sights in the world, with the Atlantic on one side, and the Burren behind you. This untainted and untarnished view of the ancient vast landscape will have not changed in thousands of years and this is therefore a priceless destination.
Written July 24, 2018
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Restless59
Bournemouth, UK1,147 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
I need a clearance of 2.1 to be safe so went to pull in & took a look at the barrier height and thought no way is that for 2 metre vehicles:) maybe it’s Irish measurements anyway drove on hoping that find a pull in and park BUT No such luck.
The beach did look lovely.
Written September 19, 2019
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gerardcullen42
County Clare, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Just to say that Fanore camp site is a private camp site and is very welcoming to all customers just like any private business. Access to Fanore beech and indeed access to many beeches along the Co. Clare Coastline / Wild Atlantic Way is heavily restricted by Clare County Council with walkers and cars having exclusive access. This restricts vehicles such as campervans/ cars with surf boards/kayaks, minibuses and buses and anything over 2m high - These vehicles have the capacity to carry the most passengers and they should have equal right to access public beeches. Businesses and state agencies who use mini-buses to care for the most vulnerable in our society are denied access to these beeches. Comments giving out about access would be better directed towards the Clare County council in order to stimulate a discussion about what kind of access and public services should be available to the public along the Clare section of the Wild Atlantic way.
Written July 6, 2018
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Deirdre_dines
Dublin, Ireland1,006 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Clare has some beautiful beaches but this one should be a must do - backdrop of the burren landscape is fabulous.

Lots to do - Sea angling, surfing, swimming and walks. Ireland at its best.

Tip : while it’s easy to park here access to the beach would be challenging for anyone with mobility issues.

Tip : eat at Monks in Ballyvaughan if you’re in this part of Clare.
Written September 3, 2020
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lucyboo87
Miltown Malbay, Ireland1,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fanore is my favourite beach in Clare and I been to all the beaches many many times. It has amazing views and spectacular sunsets. There is no where better on any given weather. The Burren, which surrounds Fanore is amazing also. You definitely need to bring a camera as there are always lots of picture opportunities. Lots of pretty shells can be found on Fanore beach too. I highly recommend a visit.
Written June 14, 2014
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