Discover Enniscrone – safe, sandy and so much to do
Discover Enniscrone’s new video, “Sea Side Summer”, launched today, highlights the wonderful variety of water-based activities in the popular Wild Atlantic Way resort. The star attraction is of course the 5 kilometre of safe sandy beach. Enniscrone stands out from the crowd as everything is available right on the spot – just park up the car and see how many beach pursuits you can fit into the day. Families, friends or couples will find just what they need for a fun-filled day on the beach taking full advantage of those wide open spaces.
Here are ten of the best activities to try your hand at:
Bring your own board or take your pick of excellent surf schools who will supply everything you need – boards, wetsuits and tuition. The waves are long, constant and pretty perfect really. Surf camps run all summer for mini-surfers. See if you can keep up with the kids.
Bring your bodyboard
If struggling to stand up on a full size surf board isn’t for you, then bodyboarding is just the ticket. Minimum skill required and maximum fun guaranteed. If that doesn’t put a smile on your face, nothing will.
What’s SUP mate?
Stand Up Paddle boarding, or SUPping, is fun, fun, fun and there’s a good chance you’ll stay dry in the process. It’s easy to learn and so rewarding as you gain a whole new perspective on land and sea. SUPs are available for hire from several companies who will also give tuition or bring you on a watery adventure tour.
Sit on kayaks are safe, easy to manoeuvre and a fantastic way to explore as you paddle along. Hire kayaks to take a guided magical mystery tour. Glide over the water and get the thrill of surfing those waves.
Cast from The Pier or book a spot on The Leah, Donal Kennedy’s sea angling boat and head for deeper waters. Either way, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as catching your own supper – and there’s nothing as delicious as eating it! You might even spot a pod of dolphins showing off their aerial acrobatics.
Take a leap of faith
Are you brave enough to try pier jumping? It’s been a rite of passage for generations of holidaymakers in Enniscrone and it’s lost none of its appeal over the years. For an adrenalin-rush like no other, give it a go this summer.
A dip in the beautiful briny
The safe golden sands of Enniscrone have some of the most inviting waters in the country for swimmers. From tots to octogenarians, every generation is represented here, enjoying a dip or doing some serious strokes. Just stay between the lifeguard flags.
Fly your kite
The high-octane sport of kite-surfing has seen a surge of popularity over the past few years. You do need to bring your own kite-surfer, as rental isn’t currently available.
Canter on the sands
If your dream is cantering through the shallow waters with your horse’s mane streaming in the wind – Enniscrone is where dreams come true. Iceford Stables run beach treks which are the stuff of memories.
Golf … crazy or not
Enniscrone has golf at both ends of the spectrum – there’s crazy golf for the little ones and the world-famous links course for the golfer looking for a real challenge. We’ve cheated a little – you will have to drive to Enniscrone Golf Course, but the links course does come all the way down to the beach. The crazy golf is right by the car park so it couldn’t be more convenient.
That’s not all Enniscrone has to offer – there’s, a playground, and award winning ice cream for a well-earned treat. How about yoga on the beach followed by a luxurious soak at Kilcullen’s Seaweed Baths at The Pier, the finest Edwardian baths you’ll find anywhere.
Enniscrone really is all that’s best in a traditional holiday resort.