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A Guide to Clare Campsites

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

County Clare is in western Ireland with terrain ranging from rolling countryside to craggy Atlantic coastline. The Burren, a uniquely rocky wilderness area, shelters Stone Age monuments and ancient churches, and atop the 213m-high Cliffs of Moher, O’Brien’s Tower offers sweeping ocean views.

This county offers an incredible selection of places to visit including the world famous Cliffs, as well as Bunratty Castle, the Pulnabrone Dolmen or The Burren, or tee off at the Doonbeg or Lahinch golf courses.

There are several well equipped campsites perfect for an overnight stay or two in a camper van. In this complete guide to campsites in County Clare, Ireland, you'll find sites that will welcome you with the world famous Irish hospitality and many have spectacular views - perfect as a base to explore County Clare

Nagles Camping & Caravan Park

Nagles Camping is situated on the verge of the Atlantic between the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. The site is only 100m from Doolin Pier, where you can take a ferry to the Aran Islands or the beautiful Cliffs of Moher.

It enjoys the most spectacular views imaginable. and open from mid March to mid October, the site boasts fabulous camping facilities catering for families, individuals and groups.


  • Campers Kitchen fully equipped with cookers, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge & freezer

  • Full Shower & Toilet Facilities – Including hairdryer in ladies showers

  • Laundry room with washing machines & dryers

  • Children’s Playground

  • Games Room

  • Fully serviced, level concrete hard stands (Electricity, Water, Waste)

  • Chemical disposal point, fresh water refill & waste water disposal

  • Wifi throughout the site

  • On-site Grocery & Camping Shop (June 1st – August 31st only)c

  • Electric car charge point

Click here to see the current pitch prices for Nagles Camping


O'Connor's Riverside Camping & Caravan Park

Centrally located in the village of Doolin on a unique setting overlooking the Aille River. Riverside Camping is a small, friendly, family run park constructed within our farm grounds, to the highest hygiene standards. It is well sheltered and personally supervised.

The site is within walking distance from all our Pubs and shops. Facilities include;  Toilets, Showers, Kitchen, laundry, Games Room, Hardstands with electric hook up.

Attractions in the area include; Trips to Aran Islands, Coastal walks, potholing, Doolin Cave (the great stalactite) Ailwee Cave, Pitch & Putt, Pony Trekking, sea and lake Fishing, Moher Hill Pet Farm and Bicycle Hire.


  • Glamping

  • Toilets

  • Showers,

  • Fully Equipped Campers Kitchen

  • Laundry

  • TV & Games Room

  • Office/Shop

  • Free WiFi

  • Tourist Information

  • Sheltered hardstands with electric hook up

  • 24 Hour Supervision

Click here for the up to date pitch prices to book Riverside Camping


Strand Camping Doonbeg

A small and friendly camping site located directly on Doonbeg Bay, in Doonbeg, County Clare, on the West Coast of Ireland. The camp site is ideally located and designed for tourers exploring the breath-taking scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way along the West Coast of Ireland.

Bring your bicycle and be sure to pack your boots because walking, hiking and cycle routes surround the area of the camp site taking you through beautiful scenery. If sport or water sports are your preference local options include kayaking, surfing, horse riding and golf.


  • Laundry facilities

  • Toilet block

  • Showers

  • Electric hookup

  • Pets welcome

  • Campers kitchen

  • Wifi

Click here to see the current pitch rates to book Strand Camping


Pure Camping

This site offers cosy camping and 'clamping' in bell tents but also offers limited pitches for campervans.

Wake to the sounds of country life, Explore trails through our native woodland or take a 15 minute walk to the local shore and pier and bring your togs for a dip in case the tide is in! A true getaway.


  • Pizza oven

  • Sauna

  • Campers Kitchen

  • Yoga Classes

  • Retreats

Click here to see the current pitch pricing to book Pure Camping


Green Acres Caravan & Camping Park

Fancy a pitch on the shoreline? Green Acres is located in a tranquil rural setting on the southern Sea shore of the Loop Head Peninsula and directly on the “Wild Atlantic Way”. Loop Head has an unspoilt, uncrowded, wind swept natural landscape. Explore Loop Head with its stunning coastal cliff drives, cycle routes & walks, or just relax and unwind.

Green Acres is a family run & family friendly Park where your children are sure to make new friends. Fully serviced large hardstands, all with spectacular Coastal Views.

Enjoy the pleasure of falling asleep listening to the soothing hum of moored boats and the rolling waves on the seashore, along with the reflection of the moon and ships lights on the rippling tide.

Green Acres is eco-friendly and has robust sustainable environmental programmes in place. Ideal base for exploring the Mid West Region.

Take a Dolphin & Nature Boat Trip to experience the dynamic wildlife along by the stunning cliffs of the Shannon Estuary and see Irelands resident group of Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural habitat.

Go birdwatching, fishing, whalewatching and enjoy the varied nature that loop Head can offer! Green Acres is just 7km from the Victorian seaside resort of Kilkee, offering watersports, spectacular cliff walks, diving, safe beach, restaurants and much more.

The picturesque old fishing village of Carrigaholt is just 4km away with pubs, shops, restaurant, fishing and Dolphin Watch.


  • Clean Showers and Toilets

  • Laundry Room

  • Indoor Eating Area

  • Games Room

  • Chemical Disposal Area

  • Motor Home Waste Disposal Point (MHWDP)

  • Baby-sitting service available on request

  • Washing Up Areas

  • Fridge and Freezer

  • Showers / Douches

  • Electricity Points for Caravans

  • Ice Pack Freezing Facilities

  • Ball Playing Area

  • Bathing Area

  • Direct Access to the Beach

  • WiFi Access

  • Washing & Ironing Facilities

  • Children's Playground

  • Children's Playground

Killaloe Camping

Killaloe Camping is located close to the shores of Lough Derg, within easy reach of the neighbouring villages of Killaloe & Ballina. There’s a huge choice of great places to eat in the area, with family-friendly restaurants and cafes catering for all tastes and budgets. If you prefer to cook yourself, the local supermarkets stock a vast range of locally sourced produce.

Lough Derg is a haven for water enthusiasts. Our campsite in Killaloe is the perfect base to explore some of the activities nearby. The UL Adventure Centre hosts Summer camps for all ages and abilities. Killaloe Sailing Club is also within easy walking distance of the campsite.

Or why not try a guided fishing trip and spend the day trying to catch some of the local pike or trout? For something less strenuous, Killaloe’s very own Blue Flag Beach at Ballycuggeran is just a short walk from the campsite.


Lakeside Holiday Park

Lakeside Holiday Park is set in a unique natural location on the shores of Lough Derg in Mountshannon, Co. Clare. Specialising in caravan & camping, watersports and boat hire, with the added attraction of viewing Cribby Island, home of the 'white tailed sea eagles' from their lakefront pitches.

Discover Holy Island by boat and a visit to the red squirrels will enhance your experience at the park, but remember they won't share their nuts!!


Hire a Camper to explore County Clare

A perfect way to visit the Clare is in a motorhome. Why not hire a motorhome from Ireland Camper Hire and explore County Clare for yourself? You can check availability and rates to hire a camper or motorhome in County Clare here.

Renting a camper is a wonderful way to tour around Clare (and the rest of Ireland!) and take in the sights at your own pace - and remember, be it with friends, family or as a couple, there's no holiday like a holiday in a cosy camper!


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