About Kilkee

Kilkee is a spellbinding seaside resort dating back more than 200 years and situated along the spectacular Loop Head Peninsula in Co Clare. Kilkee, Loop Head's main town, is built around a horseshoe bay with a kilometre of golden, blue-flag beach along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way with breathtaking scenic walks and stunning sea cliff views. It is a small coastal town located on the rugged West coast of County Clare, Ireland. The town is a particularly popular Irish seaside resort with families travelling from all over the country to holiday here. Kilkee and the Loop Head Peninsula also attracts thousands of foreign tourists to the area annually with its breathtaking scenic walks and stunning sea cliff panoramic views as well as all the other wonderful amenities that are available in the area.

 

Tucked away in a sheltered bay Kilkee has been a popular holiday resort going back to Victorian times, and has hosted well known aristocratic and literary figures in its day. Lord Alfred Tennyson and Sir Aubrey de Vere holidayed here, whilst novelist Charlotte Bronte honeymooned in this hidden gem in 1854. More modern day visitors include Che Guevara, Richard Harris and Russell Crowe. Kilkee, with its golden, 1 kilometre long Blue Flag beach is regarded as one of the safest bathing places in Ireland, protected from the full force of the Atlantic by a reef known as the 'Duggerna Rock'.

 

The Diamond Rocks and Pollock Holes, which form natural swimming pools when the tides recede, are well worth a visit. Try some scuba diving at Kilkee Bay, which was rated by the late Jacques Cousteau as the best diving location in Europe and among the top five in the world! Enjoy dramatic cliff walks, tennis, golf, diving, water sports and children's amusements. For something really special take a dolphin watching boat trip from nearby Carrigaholt and get up close with fascinating Bottlenose Dolphins as they interact with each other in their native habitat.

Run Kilkee Half Marathon and 10K | Saturday 14th July 2018