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The Best Camping Spots in Ireland - By Fawn Farley, The Writers Network Last Updated on December 23rd, 2011 Share This Story 9 0 0
Searching for the best camping spots in Ireland can be easy or difficult, depending on what you're looking for. Ireland has so much beautiful landscape to offer, but rain can deter the less avid camper. For this reason, many of the commercial campgrounds in Ireland host camping and caravans. Traveling by camper or RV is quite common. If you wish to tent camp, contact the campground prior to arriving to make sure they accommodate tenters.
The coastline of Kerry is an amazing landscape for a camping adventure. Craggy hills line the ocean coast as the land juts out in peninsulas and retreats with the incoming bays. Check out Wave Crest or Mannix Point, both located off the Ring of Kerry scenic drive. Wave Crest is a family-run business that offers all the camping amenities your family needs. Launch a canoe or walk over to the nearby beach bar for some delicious sea food. If you choose to camp Mannix Point, Mortimer the owner will greet you, welcoming you to the family. Castle ruins, seal and dolphin sightings, and much more are a short walk away.
Located on the western shore of Ireland, Galway county is full of craggy landscape and serene lakes. Acton's Beachside Caravan and Camping Eco-Park is an alluring alternative to all the other caravan campgrounds. This spot combines the wildness of nature with the safety of a campground. Campsites are peaceful and private, separated by marram grass, and eco-rings are provided for campfires amidst the sandy dunes. The campsite is located on an organic farm and the area is teeming with biodiversity.
Pitchin' a Tent
Some of the best camping spots you will find are not campgrounds at all. Of course, to pitch a tent on land without owner consent is illegal, so you must obtain consent or be really smart in choosing a spot. Some areas to avoid are Glendalough Valley and Knocksink. For the highly adventurous only. Ask a local, be cautious, and watch for "No Camping" signs!
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