We’ve compiled a short list of some of the camping sites in Ireland. We’ve included a quick description to help you decide if it’s the type of site you’re looking for. If you’re wondering if a camping site is suitable for what you need, and we haven’t helped in the description, check Trip Advisor for the reviews and type your keywords in search to see what others have said after staying there. Also note that what we enjoyed about a stay might not be the same as what you would enjoy so do look through the reviews of one before making your mind up. Just make sure you’re reading the reviews to see if a camping site has the facilities you need, and don’t pay too much attention to negative reviews. Not everyone has the same likes, dislikes or needs when it comes to camping sites.
Have a read of our Blog posts for some helpful tips before heading off.
Camac Valley, just off the N7, is an extremely well kept camping site. There’s plenty of space between caravans and each hard stand has a hedged off garden providing you with privacy for your stay. There is a playground on site and a large park next to it for lovely leisurely strolls. The best thing about this site is its location. It’s perfect if you’re planning on day trips into Dublin City. It’s right beside the motorway if you’re driving in but there’s also a bus that collects and drops off from the site.
We’ve stayed at North Beach a good few times and will be going again. We just love the chilled out feeling you get beside the sea. The site overlooks a beautiful and quiet beach. It’s lovely to wake up in the morning and go for a stroll on the beach while listening to the waves. There are some fantastic restaurants in Rush and in nearby Skerries too. Be aware that you can’t book, it’s first come first served. Also I should warn that if you are inexperienced at towing a caravan you need to be careful getting to the site as it’s down some very narrow lanes. All in all a really lovely stay for a night or two.
If you’re after a nice quiet place to stay while you explore all Wicklow has to offer, Roundwood is a lovely little caravan site. The caravans didn’t feel cramped together and it was nice and peaceful there. The local shops and pubs are only a quick walk away and there’s a playground for the kids on site.
Of all the camping sites in Ireland, Hidden Valley is high on our list of ones to visit. They have plenty of on-site and off-site activities to keep you entertained, such as an outdoor adventure park, paddle boats, cinema nights and so on. We have heard plenty of good things about Hidden Valley Resort and are looking forward to visiting it soon.
We had a great time at Lough Key Caravan Park. The campsite is set in a forest and most pitches are nice and secluded. We had plenty of privacy where we set up. There’s lots to do at Lough Key, both free and paid activities. Onsite they have a playground, an indoor games room and beautiful walks through the forest. Some of the paid activities include the Adventure Play Kingdom (a large play area for kids), Zipit (we really enjoyed this), Boda Borg (once you enter the building you complete the challenges set up in different rooms inside, this is something a little different to enjoy), Woodland Segway and Woodland Safari (for the little ones).
We had another great stay at Westport House Caravan and Camping Park. It’s situated on the grounds of Westport House Estate and with plenty to do, you’re sure to enjoy your stay here. Only a few minutes walk and you’re at the Pirate Adventure Park where you can go on the rides or take to the water on swan peddle boats. The stunning Westport House is close by and is rich with history and beautiful architecture. Onsite there is a sandpit, table tennis, a recreation room and a bar (my favourite bit), an indoor soft play area, table tennis and pizzeria. There was live music at night when we were there which was fantastic and very enjoyable after a fun day out.
Salthill campsite is definitely one with the best of views. Waking up and looking out over Galway Bay certainly makes for a good start to the day! The campsite itself is very well maintained and the caravans were nicely spaced out. Even though there were plenty of children about, the campsite was extremely quiet at night. If you’re looking for a break where you sit outside at night making plenty of noise, then this probably isn’t the campsite for you. It is one of the most expensive campsites we’ve stayed at but I guess that’s what you pay for the location. There is plenty to do in Salthill, and everything is only a short drive away. If you’re looking for a clean and quiet base for when you explore what Galway has to offer, Salthill Caravan park is a good choice.
There are plenty more campsites across Ireland. Do a bit of research before picking to ensure you have the perfect trip away. Have a read of another post on helping to choose a campsite. Happy caravanning!