Donegal coastal view

Lucky enough to be spending your next holiday in one of Ireland’s breathtaking coastal towns or villages? The ways to add a little coastal adventure to your break are limited only by your imagination.

Using over 30 years of experience arranging shoreline holidays for generations of customers, we’ve compiled our favourite coastal adventures.

Why did we pick these must-do experiences? Because this is where you’ll find us in our own free time.

Say hi if you see us in the surf!

Cycling

Haven’t strapped on a cycling helmet for years? Good! Coastal Ireland is just the place to jump on a hire bike and explore at your own pace. You might find soaring cliffs, freewheeling valleys or great routes through picture-postcard villages with the wind in your hair…not a windscreen in your view.

And for those used to racking up the miles, you’ll be surrounded by open road in all directions to pick a stunning cycling adventure to suit your level of experience.

You’ll find hire bikes close to many Rent A Cottage locations and countless cycling routes as relaxed or adventurous as the mood takes you. Enjoy!

Adrenaline Buzz Ireland

Where there’s a beach or a hill In Ireland you’ll find someone throwing themselves around our landscape and waters!

From kayaking to hill running, paddle boarding to coasteering, you can dip your toe into the world of adventure sports or dive head-long into an adrenaline-fuelled experience you’ll never forget.

Of course, our ever-popular surf schools are doted all along the coast and will offer classes for surf junkies old and new.

We’ll help you with information about local tourist attractions, including adventure sports, to make your visit a pulse-racing experience. coastal adventure

Foodie Heaven

We love great food and if you’re planning to treat your taste-buds you’ll find plenty to make your mouth water.

You’ll find gastro pubs, with delicious local ingredients, and restaurants among Ireland’s coastal towns and villages.

Feeling adventurous? Thought so! Look out for sampling menus offering a feast of local produce prepared to perfection.

You can even roll your sleeves up and experience a taste of Ireland at source with attractions such as Hazel Mountain Chocolate Factory. We did say it was foodie heaven!

Beer and Whiskey Perfection

Because we’re Irish! In Ireland we take our beers and whiskey seriously, so you don’t have to.

Yes, you’ll want to try a pint of famous Guinness stout – we might even join you if you see us out about! – but watch out for local craft beers.

If you’re really lucky, beer or whiskey tasting flights featuring Ireland’s famous products may be available. These are an unmissable treat!

Home of Irish Music

So you won’t have to look far to find great Irish music in our coastal towns and villages. You’ll find local bands playing in pubs near you and you might even hear an impromptu traditional session with plenty of craic and pints running into the wee hours!

Visitors to Ireland love keeping their eyes open for the music shops scattered around Rent A Cottage locations, where guests can find Irish songbooks and instruments to take the music home…until next time. coastal adventure

What Will You Find?

Of course, we can only offer a list of our favorite finds! Every Rent A Cottage town and village has been chosen thanks to local attractions we know our guests – old and new – will love!

Take to the roads and paths – by foot, bike or car – too see what you discover.

Ready for the break of a lifetime? Our superb holiday properties are found in stunning, handpicked locations. Start your adventure here.

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