Spanish Point...

Driving to Spanish Point

Spanish Point is located on the west coast of county Clare Ireland, and on the Wild Atlantic Way. Spanish Point takes it's name from the unfortunate Spanish who died here in 1588, when many ships of the Spanish Armada were wrecked during stormy weather. Those who survived the wrecking and sinking of their ships and made it to land were executed by Sir Turlough O'Brien of Liscannor and Boethius Clancy, High Sheriff of County Clare at the time.

Now days Spanish point is a lot more welcoming to it's visitors and is home to many holiday homes. People enjoy the beach and seaside activities that are available here during the summer however in winter the population falls dramatically.

In the early nineteenth century Thomas Moroney built the Atlantic Hotel and for a time it rejoiced in the title of the largest hotel in the British Isles. The seaside resort developed as a refuge for the aristocracy and some of the lodges can still be seen today although only a small portion of the hotel ruin remains.



Spanish Point Beech

Spanish Point is also one of the better surfing sites in County Clare and with Lahinch so close to the North surfing enthusiasts are certain to enjoy their stay. The nine hole golf course is one of the oldest courses in the county being over 110 years old and affords fantastic views of the rugged coastline.

There are lots of opportunities to sample fantastic seafood and other fine fare in the area and if you want to try you hand at cooking Berry Lodge Cookery School is just the place.

There are many types of accommodation available in Spanish Point from hotels to bed and breakfasts. Self catering accommodation is also widely available however it is important to bear in mind that during the Willie Clancy Summer school in nearby Miltown accommodation will be very hard to find. There are a number of nice pubs in the village.