If you want to feel the sand between your toes or stroll along the beach at sunset, you will want a beach right on your doorstep. Here are some gorgeous Irish beachfront hotels, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family-friendly escape.
Portmarnock Hotel lies on the Velvet Strand, a stunning uninterrupted coastline located just 15 minutes from Dublin airport. The five-mile-long beach is ideal for an early morning run or a nice stroll with the family as the sun sets. Nearby you will find picturesque fishing villages like Howth and Malahide, where you will find the best seafood straight from the harbour.
At the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, on six acres of immaculate private grounds, Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is bordered on one side by the beautiful Newport Beach. This haven on the Co Down coastline also has the Royal County Down Golf Club on its doorstep.
Inchydoney feels a world away and arriving at the hotel to the sound of the crashing waves on the shore below is instantly soothing. The beach is as much a feature of the hotel as anything else, with the spa and restaurant positioned to take full advantage of the views.
Overlooking Rossnowlagh Beach and Donegal Bay, this comfortable hotel is a tranquil hideaway with all Donegal has to offer on its doorstep. This four star hotel has a spa and hot tub, and was once a traditional fishing lodge. This is a brilliant spot for swimmers and surfers.
This hotel has 35 rooms enjoying stunning views of Lambay Island, Howth Head and Ireland’s Eye. Enjoy lunch on the seafront terrace and then take the steps directly down to the beach. This hotel is really family friendly with spacious family rooms and a close location to fun destinations like Tayto Park and The National Aquatic Centre.
Sitting right on the glorious five-mile-long Garryvoe Beach, this hotel has views of Ballycotton and the lighthouse. The family-owned, four-star hotel is a great base from which to explore all East Cork has to offer.
Redcastle Hotel and Spa, Donegal
With a stunning location on one of Ireland’s most picturesque peninsulas, this is one of the nicest places to stay in Donegal. This hotel in Moville has a gorgeous spa called Cara Organic Beauty, which is well worth a visit to soothe tired muscles after a day on the beach.
This hotel in Rosslare is known for its brilliant food and family-friendly atmosphere, and of course that beautiful beach is one of the main reasons to stay. SeaSpa is a big draw for the hotel, with a stunning design and wonderful amenities like the beautiful thermal suite and the massaging pebble walk.
The four star GN Mulranny Park Hotel has an idyllic location with Clew Bay on its doorstep. Take in the spectacular scenery of this majestic part of Mayo from the beautiful grounds of the hotel, as well as enjoying all the spa has to offer.