Shannon Airport is just one hour away, Kerry Airport about 2 hrs. via the Killimer Shannon Car Ferry, which links West Clare with Kerry's attractions. All the sights of County Clare - including the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin with the ferry to the Aran Islands and the Burren region are
within easy driving distance, as are golf courses, beaches and angling spots. The historic market town of Kilrush is only 15 mins. away and has a popular marina, from which the boats to Scattery Islands leave regularly.
Kilkee is one of Clare's main holiday resorts offering many attractions, including safe swimming, walking, tennis, squash, golf, pitch and putt, children's amusements, free-diving and surfing. The town has all kinds of shops, some fine restaurants, bars and an indoor water pool (Kilkee Waterworld).
The area offers quite a few natural amenities around its horseshoe-shaped bay. Breathtaking cliff walks offer splendid scenery. The safe sheltered sandy beach is protected by Duggerna Reef, which is a natural wonder itself with some large and small rock pools full of marine life.
The Cliff scenery all along to Loop Head Lighthouse though is one of Kilkee's greatest natural attractions. Loop Head Scenic Drive will take you to numerous scenic outlooks as well as to cliff angling spots. A variety of rare birds, dolphins, whales and seals appear regularly on and around Loop Head Peninsula.
Things to do in Kilkee
The golfer has a choice of a number of challenging golf courses in the area: Kilkee Golf Links Course is on the opposite side of the Bay, Doonbeg Golf Links Course and Kilrush Golf Course are just 15 car minutes away
There are numerous fishing lakes and rivers in the area. The area is also noted for rockfishing in the Atlantic. Fishing Trips can be arranged
Loop Head Peninsula is popular for birdwatching as you find great numbers of skuas, storm petrels and shearwaters flying past.