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Things To Do & Where To Stay In Lahinch, Ireland | Ollie’s Tours

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Lahinch or Lehinch is a small town on the west coast of Ireland, in County Clare. It is situated between Milltown Malbay (well-known for the Willie Clancy Festival) and Ennistymon.  Closeby also are Galway city & Limerick city. The town is a seaside resort and is home to the world-famous Lahinch Golf Club. In recent years, it has become a very popular surfing location. On this blog, we uncover everything there is to do in Lahinch, where to stay and how to make the most out of your time in Lahinch.


Things to do in Lahinch


You cannot visit Lahinch without trying out surfing. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner. Lahinch locals love to see visitors give a try. One of the many surf schools will show you how it’s done and you will be out there hitting the waves like a pro!

Check out these for lessons: Lahinch Surf School, Lahinch Surf Experience, or Lahinch Surf Hostel.



Lahinch Golf Club is something to admire and a course that many seasoned golfers dream of playing. If you like Golf, I can safely guarantee that you will love this course. Now, I cannot guarantee that you will find it easy. This course has a reputation for being tricky!



The Lahinch promenade is one of many spots in Lahinch to take a stroll. It’s a beautiful spot to take in a breathtaking sunset overlooking the wild Atlantic ocean. Not too far away are the stunning Cliffs of Moher. These cliffs are spectacular and are even better when brought to life by a local guide!


Where to Stay in Lahinch

Lahinch Surf Hostel

This Hostel is perfect for anyone wishing for a true Lahinch experience. It’s clean safe and offers surfing experiences from within. Everybody that stays there has only positive things to say!

Lahinch Coast Hotel

This beautiful luxury 4-star hotel is situated just a few minutes’ walks from the promenade. If you are seeking luxury on your trip to the seaside, this is your spot!


How to make the best of your time in Lahinch

You just gotta live the LAhinch culture when visiting. This slow-paced way of life is easy to adapt to when you get there. Start off your morning with a stroll down the promenade. The fresh Atlantic breeze will have you woken up in no time and ready for a visit to Hugo’s bakery. This bakery is an experience in itself. Try the cinnamon rolls, they are amazing. Head off for some surfing or stand-up paddleboarding before having lunch in one of many seaside restaurants. In the evening, you could head out to the beach for a spectacular sunset.


Enjoy your trip to Lahinch!