Lahinch Beach is a golden sandy beach stretching in a cresent for over 1.5 km. It’s name derives from the Irish words Leath meaning half and Inis meaning Island as the beach is bordered on three sides with the Atlantic to the west, the Inagh River to the north and the River Moy to the south. It has been a popular family seaside holiday destination since the arrival of the West Clare Railway in 1887 (the railway has since closed).
Lahinch Beach (also spelled Lehinch) offers wonderful views of Liscannor Bay and is very popular with surfers and kitesurfers. Lahinch town is the perfect base for a walking, cycling or fishing holiday in County Clare. Golfing enthusiasts are very well catered for at the famous Lahnich Golf Club.
Lahinch beach is a County Clare Discovery Point on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.