Well we are not scientists but our best guess is that it is not the air, but the upswing in activity when you visit the beach. There are endless opportunities for exercise from long beach walks, to links golf, swimming, surfing and lots more. But it does lead to the question as to what to do when that sea hunger strikes. Tradition would suggest Fish and Chips, in a brown paper bag with lashings of Salt and Vinegar, and we can certainly recommend Fry Days for this and more.
But if your tastes run to something sweeter, check out Maple Moose for Crepes and Home-made Ice cream, or Tracey’s Café for delicious baking and coffee.
If you are really hungry head for Pilot Bar, if you are lucky you will get a table. This traditional little pub, has won Best Gastro Pub Sligo and Best Chef Sligo 2 years running, in the Irish Restaurant Awards. The food is sure to satisfy – go for the seafood special for a real treat.
Waterfront Restaurant has got the best views of Killala Bay, and the spectacular Enniscrone sunsets. They specialise in super Seafood and fine wines. Alternatively, Ait Eile’s beautiful setting, friendly staff, unique "Black Pig" dish, and divine desert cocktails, all make for a combination that is hard to beat.
Eating out can be a minefield with kids. You don’t want to wait too long, or pay a fortune for food that gets left on the plate, so often it is easier to cook at home. But you are on holidays, so you deserve a break from the kitchen. Most restaurants and bars in Enniscrone have kid’s menus, and many are happy to serve half portions of main menus where possible.
The Diamond Coast Hotel has their signature dish, the Coast Roast, which is a whole roast chicken, served with veg and roast potato and is a great value option for the family. Both The Ocean Sands and The Diamond Coast Hotels have kids Clubs which give the little ones something to do while waiting for food.
The key to eating out with little ones is timing: get in before the crowds, to shorten your waiting times.
We could go on about Pizza, and Asian food, not to mention the Golf Clubs famous Chowder and Steak nights, but we will leave it to you to add your favourites.