The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Some people travel as far as the Caribbean to find a beach to call their own. But it's really not necessary. Indeed, Ireland has them by the dozen! And what better place to stay than one of our handpicked beach cottages!
Some nestle so close to the sea that you'll wake up with nature to the sounds of waves caressing the shore. For stunning sunrises stay on the beautiful east coast or go west for sensational sunsets and surf - Ireland is a fantastic place to learn how to ride huge Atlantic rollers and there are dozens of mindboggling, empty beaches to choose from. Other popular water sports include sailing, diving, windsurfing and fishing. Or be a spectator and look out for the Round Ireland Yacht Race, the Dingle Regatta and lots more.
Back on land the fun continues…Perfect your swing on velvety green fairways that fringe the shoreline. Walk meandering coastal paths and beachside trails. Enjoy romps on sweeping sands with 'Scamp' and the kids. Have fun sculpting sand into castles and other iconic monuments. Watch whales and dolphins playing in the bays. Or simply pack your sun lotion, shades and towel for lazy days soaking up the rays.
Sampling the ocean's natural larder is a mouth-watering experience - try oysters with Guinness, seafood chowder, not forgetting traditional fish and chips. Just another good reason to book a beach holiday rental in Ireland and leave the Caribbean for another year!
Our selection of self catering holiday cottages in Ireland near beaches are shown below.
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Susan's Cottage | Liscannor, County Clare | County Clare
This detached Liscannor cottage overlooks the rocky shore and sandy beach of Liscannor Bay. Homely cottage with Liscannor Stone floor and oil burning stove.
Bellharbour Cottage | Bellharbour, County Clare | County Clare
Delightful detached County Clare cottage built in a traditional style, on edge of tranquil fishing village, Bellharbour. A true Irish cottage with beams and open fire. Kinvara 9 miles.
Armada Cottage | Kilkee, County Clare | County Clare
One of our lovely Kilkee cottages, this semi-detached, single storey cottage is a great base for touring the area. Kilrush 10 miles.
13 Holland Court | Liscannor, County Clare | County Clare
Well presented terraced cottage in Liscannor. Quality accommodation, spacious and comfortable, superbly positioned for Cliffs of Moher, Burren and other attractions. Lahinch 3 miles.
Cahilly Cottage | Liscannor, County Clare | County Clare
A delightful Irish cottage which has been lovingly renovated. Open fire, elevated sun room, sea views, close to Cliffs of Moher. Lahinch 3 miles.
Rusheen Cottage | Lahinch, County Clare | County Clare
Cosy detached cottage in Lahinch, County Clare. Sleeps six, three bedrooms including ground floor room with en-suite. Sea views, enclosed garden. Ideal family accommodation. Few minutes walk from beach, shops and pubs.
Glasha House | Doolin, County Clare | County Clare
Welcoming cottage near Doolin. Well equipped accommodation a mile from village's amenities and beach. Ideal for boat trips, Galway, Burren and more.
2 The Wharf | Lahinch, County Clare | County Clare
An immaculately presented first floor apartment in the heart of Lahinch. Open plan living accommodation. Beach on doorstep. Golf course 10 mins walk.
Golf Club View | Caherfeenick South near Doonbeg | County Clare
A welcoming detached bungalow offering views of golf club, close to Doonbeg. Ideal accommodation for families. Discounted rounds of golf available. Doonbeg 1.5 miles.