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Your Essential Guide to Kilkee
Things to do in Kilkee? This small town along the Wild Atlantic Way in County Clare attracts families from near and far thanks to its great mix of family activities, restaurants and pubs.
Many of the activities in the town involve water sports such as scuba diving, swimming and board diving. And, if you go at the right time of year, your chances of seeing dolphins are quite high! To increase your chances, you can even go out on a boat from Carrigaholt.
From the town, you will see spectacular views looking over the Atlantic. There are multiple walks you can take to really take in the views looking over the Ocean.
Things to do in Kilkee
Jump into the Water…sports
You’ll find that watersports make up a big part of the community in Kilkee. Nevsail watersports have been apart of the town for over ten years and offer many training courses and opportunities to take part in a number of water-based activities.
You can take part in kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, surfing, sailing, and many more sports. One of the most sports in the area is sailing. Nevsail can train you to become your own captain of your own sailboat. Windsurfing is another big sport in the town and, again, Nevsai can help you work towards becoming an expert!
Walking and Cycling
Throughout the town there are numerous walking and cycling routes. These bring you to the two opposite sides of the town. There’s an extra cycling route, for the experienced cyclists, taking you as far as Killimer. This is along the West Clare Cycle-way stetching throughout the whole of West Clare.
Navsail also offer a rock climbing facility, is ideal for people looking for a unique and new activity. The centre has a mixed variety of climbs for experienced climbers and novice climbers.
From the town of Kilkee, you can take boat trips meaning the possibility of seeing dolphins. These Bottlenose dolphins might even perform a few tricks and have been known to swim alongside the boat! This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see dolphins as close.
The town also provides the perfect place to go fishing as you can fish off the cliffs near the the town. There are also opportunities to go deep sea fishing in a hired boat.
Food and Drink in Kilkee
The town of Kilkee has many bars and restaurants worth considering for a visit!
One of the best places for a stop of for lunch is the Diamond Rocks cafe. The cafe sits overlooking the stunning cliffs down into the bay of Kilkee. Here you can expect to find great quality service and great food. It makes for the ideal to get your afternoon fry or get a delicious dinner for all the family. The main dinner food is homemade pizza. All products are locally sourced.
On the main street of the town is the very popular ‘The Pantry‘ bakery and restaurant. They are open for breakfast and lunch, and you can expect all products – including bakery products – to be freshly made.
The family-run Fitzpatrick’s pub is one of the best pubs in the area. Located minutes away from most of the towns attractions such as the pier and the beach, it is the perfect place to sit down and relax with a quiet drink. Some evenings and during holiday times you might catch a traditional music session.
Naughtons bar is one of the most iconic bars around the town. Throughout the years it has kept its very personal touch while also being a great place for everyone to enjoy a relaxing drink. Other recommended bars include Keane’s and Hickie’s pub. Keane’s bar is a walk away from the centre of the town but it offers a great atmosphere whereas Hickie’s bar is located more central near the beach. Enjoy!