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Lahinch Beach

Lahinch is a sandy beach, subject to strong waves and strong currents. Activities include surfing, kite surfing, wind surfing, horse riding and angling. The use of personal watercraft and fast power craft is prohibited.

Please bring your litter home at the end of your visit to Lahinch.  

Under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2003, dog-owners are required to clean up after their animals if it fouls in a public place such as public roads, footpaths, parks and beaches. Failure to do so can result in an on-the-spot fine of €150.

Beach bye-laws are in place with horse riding and dogs prohibited between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the summer season.

Motorised watercraft, surfing and the use of canoes and kayaks is prohibited in close proximity to swimmers.

Lahinch Beach Blue Flag Award

Location

Lahinch Beach
Dough
Lahinch
County Clare
Map

Lifeguarded hours

Daily from the 5th of June, July, August and up to the 12th of September  11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Amenities

Disability access
  • Award: Blue Flag
  • Beach wheelchair

     Specially adapted beach Hippocampe chairs are available at the Ben's Surf School.The chairs with specially-designed wheels are free of charge. Users will require a carer or personal assistance to operate them. To book please contact Ben's Surf School on 086 844 8622. 
  • Designated swimming area
  • Disability access
  • Disability accessible parking
  • Dogs allowed on lead

     No dogs allowed on the beach between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the summer season. Before 11 a.m. and after 6 p.m. dogs are allowed but must be on a lead.
  • Drinking water
  • First Aid
  • Lifebuoy
  • Lifeguarded
  • Litter bin
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Public transport
  • Recycling facilities
  • Showers
  • Surfboard zone
  • Toilets

Map of amenities

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Lahinch beach amenities map

Map of location

Longitude: -9.347862 Latitude: 52.933662

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Location

Lahinch Beach
Dough
Lahinch
Clare
Map

Lifeguarded hours

Daily from the 5th of June, July, August and up to the 12th of September  11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.