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5 Best Camping Spots In Ireland

There are lots of ways you can make your camping holiday even better. For example, choosing the very best tent and camping equipment or making your journey stress-free by using a shipping service to transport all your equipment for you.

However, for the best possible camping holiday, you need to make sure you choose the right spot!

So, if you’re currently looking for the best camping spots in Ireland, you’ve come to the right place.

Below, we’ve pulled together some of the most scenic, luxurious and family-friendly spots so that you can find the perfect destination for your camping holiday.

Eagle Point Camping

Eagle Point Camping
Eagle Point Camping
South West Ireland, Co. Cork, Bantry

Eagle Point Camping is a 20-acre camping and caravan park located on the beautiful Bantry Bay peninsula in County Cork.

This is the ideal spot for family getaways or those who like to stay active and busy on their camping holidays. As it is so close to the Atlantic coastline, there are plenty of water sports available and certainly a lot of fun to be had.

From walking along the pebbled beaches to fishing, swimming, sailing and bodyboarding, there is an activity for everyone at Eagle Point.

The campsite itself has excellent facilities, as does the local town. Best of all, the kids can be kept entertained for hours using the on-site playground, basketball court or football pitch.

Rosguill Holiday Park

Rosguill Holiday Park
Rosguill Holiday Park
North West Ireland, Co. Donegal, Letterkenny

Rosguill Holiday Park is one of the most scenic camping spots in Ireland. Found on the Rosguill Peninsula in the far north of County Donegal, there are plenty of breathtaking views over Mulroy Bay and the rugged Irish coastline.

The holiday park has excellent facilities, including a communal kitchen area, a tennis court and an on-site coffee and ice cream shop.

And if you love staying active, this is the ideal location for you as there are lots of great walks to nearby beaches, including Tra-na-Rossan and Murder Hole Beach. Campers also have access to the pitch and putt course, tennis courts and lots of local pubs.

It is also the ideal location if you love watersports, hill walking, photography or even just relaxing on the beach for the day. There is something to suit every mood.

Salthill Caravan Park

Salthill Caravan Park
Salthill Caravan Park
Western Ireland, Co. Galway, Salthill

Family-owned since its opening in 1960, Salthill Caravan Park overlooks the stunning Galway Bay and has easy access to a lovely shingle beach. 

A dream for watersport lovers, windsurfing, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding are all available in the local area and sea quality is good with several Blue Flag beaches nearby.

Keel Sandybanks Caravan & Camping Park

Keel Sandybanks Caravan & Camping Park
Keel Sandybanks Caravan & Camping Park
West Ireland, Co. Mayo, Achill Island

Experience a taste of island life at Keel Sandybanks. Achill is the largest Irish island at 24km long and 19km wide, the island is accessed from the mainland via a manually operated swing bridge. 

The site caters for a mixture of static mobile homes and tourers, many of which have hardstanding pitches. 

As with much of the Atlantic Coast, the beaches are attractive, though the seas can be on the rough side! This makes the site ideal if you're looking for watersports and beach access is easy.

Wave Crest Camping

Wave Crest Camping
Wave Crest Camping
South West Ireland, Co. Kerry, Caherdaniel

Finally, we have Wave Crest Camping which can be found in Caherdaniel on the Ring of Kerry. The site is located on the waterfront and offers magnificent sea views.

It is a family-run park with excellent facilities, including an on-site cafe, games room, TV room and playground.

Best of all, Wave Crest can be the ideal base for an activity-fuelled weekend or a relaxing camping holiday, depending on what you’re looking for. Boat trips or long scenic walks allow you to explore the Irish coastline and the local area.

Plus, its location also makes it great for exploring Kerry, and there are plenty of restaurants, tea rooms, and shops close by. You can also sample locally produced foods and live music in one of the many traditional Irish pubs.

We've assessed over 100 campsites in Ireland and around 60 have met our assessment criteria.