Five of the most stunning camping spots in Ireland

August 25, 2020 5:25 pm


When it comes to camping, you really are spoilt for choice of locations on the Emerald Isle. Whether it’s your first time camping or you’re already a seasoned pro, Ireland does not lack opportunities and beautiful landscapes. Here are five of the best locations you can visit.

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Nore Valley Park, Co. Kilkenny

For a family-fun-filled time away, Nore Valley Park has it all. Located near the stunning River Nore, this family-run site offers an on-site farm where children can feed and pet the animals. There is also a playground alongside activities such as go-karting and crazy golf. The nearby towns of Kilkenny and Thomastown also have options for adults.

Pure Camping, Co. Clare

For the purists, Pure Camping offers a true eco-living experience. Heated by solar power with rainwater collected for the hand-built sauna and natural composted toilets, this site offers a variety of tents and is situated to the south of the Loop Head Peninsula. The site is surrounded by stunning landscapes and has plenty of activities on offer, such as kayaking and cycling. For more equipment, check the camping shops Ireland has to offer.

Ben Crom Reservoir, Co. Down

If you’re keen for some wild camping, this is the place to head for. In the heart of the Mourne Mountains, this location offers a popular spot surrounded by mountains and great views of the reservoir. Home to the Shelter Stone, this site truly is wild. You will want to prepare, so don’t forget to visit the many camping shops Ireland has on the way.

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Eagle Point Camping, Co. Cork

For those who enjoy water sports, Eagle Point offers sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. The campsite itself is surrounded by water with boats for hire. There are beautiful views of Bantry Bay. Preparing for such a trip is essential, and for camping shops Ireland has a good number available.

Portsalon Luxury Camping, Co. Donegal

Sometimes it’s all about luxury, and Portsalon Luxury Camping is certainly all about that. Accommodation is a fully decked-out yurt complete with carpets, furniture and a wood-burning stove. There are showering and kitchen facilities as well as organic produce that is grown by the owners. There are views of the sea and mountains on offer, and Ballymastocker Bay, one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, is within easy reach of the site.