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Clare & Limerick Discovery Points & Ferry Crossings
A Clare Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point
Spanish Point is on the west coast of County Clare, Ireland and is a Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point. It gets it’s name from the many Spanish solders who perished here in 1588 when a number of Spanish Armada ships sank off the coast in a violent storm. The survivors who made it to shore met an even more violent end as they were executed by the High Sheriff of County Clare and Sir Turlough O’Brien of Liscannor.
Thankfully Spanish Point is now a peaceful spot, ideal for family days at the beach and surfing or swimming. There is good parking with picnic tables on the beach.