Fanore Beach

June 2009

Fanore is a wide and long sandy beach, popular with families, young people and surfers.

While the beach is open there are rocks to shelter from the wind. It’s also dotted with pools for the kids to play in. The Burren is a spectacular backdrop and the Fanore dune system which surrounds the beach is designated as a European special area of conservation.

This is a popular surfing location with a surf school in operation when we were there. Surfers will enjoy the wavy sea when the wind blows. The water here is clear and fresh and the Burren is a lovely backdrop for your swim. But you need to be careful when the wind is blowing. Again, this is more suitable for people who like to mess about in the waves than go for a leisurely swim.

Blue Flag beach with lifeguards during the summer months.

There is also good parking and O.K. toilets.

Buggy accessible, but not wheelchairs


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Fanore is located on the R477 between Doolin and Ballyvaughan and is sign-posted.

Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 51


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