Our unique ecological natura campsite is Ireland's first Climate Neutral ecoCampsite, nestled amongst the sand dunes on the western fringe of Connemara, Co. Galway. It boasts beautiful panoramic Atlantic seascape views from its own secluded private sandy beach, here a true natura camping experience awaits. Ecological & spacious on eight hectares of coastal Machair habitat bio-diversity that interconnects the wonderful West Connacht Coast SAC, a Special Area of Conservation for Bottle-nosed Dolphins.
Ideally situated on the shores of the 'Wild Atlantic Way' just ten minutes from Clifden town & two minutes from the small scenic village of Claddaghduff, between the beautiful Atlantic ocean & majestic Twelve Bens mountain range which forms part of the 'Connemara National Park'. Only a short distance away, it features fantastic designated trekking routes. Here one can gain a unique understanding of Irish bogs & the ecosystems they support.
Glamping & wild camping style plots with private eco-campfires are peaceful & privately spaced between marram grass covered sand dunes, making your camping experience unique & more enjoyable. Here you can discover the peace of nature amongst the dunes with vast open spaces, natural beauty, sandy beaches, breathtaking sunsets and cosy campfires under a star friendly sky. All within the boundaries of an ecological amenity that is operated on a sustainable, green, environmental & ethical basis with a zero carbon foot print making this a serene destination to unwind.
One kilometer of coastline with excellent crystal clear bathing water quality provides the perfect water trail discovery for all kinds of sea-borne activities, including safe swimming, angling, crabbing, scuba diving, kite surfing, boating & fantastic 'drift snorkeling' along the estuary of Streamstown Bay. One can also enjoy a coastal discovery of ecological & geological listed sites, these are among the best examples seen any where in Europe. There are beautiful coastal beach walks within the park, with longer walks to & around the picturesque tidal island of Omey.
We guarantee that your plot never becomes wet under foot, will remain dry & clean even in extreme wet weather conditions. It is also rare for mosquito/midget insects to appear on site due to its coastal location.
Based on 3 review(s)
Surrey/UK 04 Jul 2010
We were a little concerned that Actons Beachside Caravan & camping Park would be a little on the remote side. But on arrival were more than pleasantly surprised, on it's beautiful location and surrounding scenery, together with the town of Clivden being only a few minutes away by car.
Kris the owner couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful with advice and tips on where to go and visit.
There is a lovelly walk around the adjacent Omey Island, which is also accessable by car via a causway at low tide.
We were lucky with the weather during our 6 night stay which only made the stay more memorable.
Kris told us that he plans to extend the current unisex toilets/shower facility into separate units for both sexes.
The only downside is that currently Ireland is very expensive, but hopefully the pound/euro exchange rate will improve to make this lovely country more affordable to visitors from the UK.
However, if you can afford a holiday in Ireland Actons Beach is a site we would definately recomend.
If I can find out how to we will add some digiital images to the Actons Beach website.
Les & Maralyn Aubrey
South West 23 Jun 2010
We were there for a week last year, and are going back again this year. There is wonderful swimming in safe sandy coves.The toilet block, which is kept scrupulously clean, has hot showers, which are excellent - we didn't use them much as we swam (neoprene-free) every day. If you want surfing, there's a beach on the other side of Clifden had big rollers every time we visited. The drinking water, courtesy of the well Kris has sunk, is some of the best I have ever tasted. To come out of the tent in the morning and walk on this wildflower meadow was a joy; free-drainig because of the sandy soil it grows on - which is why fires and disposable barbeques are frowned on. Recycling is encouraged courtesy of appropriate bins down at back of the shower block. All-in-all the best site we've ever camped on. There are some mobile homes for rent also
Down 11 Jun 2010
This has got to be one of the best sites ever. Fantastic scenery, Atlantic one side - 12 Bens the other (mountain range). Owner very helpful & friendly. Spacious pitches & everything clean. A lovely private beach with white sand. It's an eco park with it's own potable spring water. Stunning.
Acton's Beachside Caravan and Camping Park, Clifden, Ga;way, Eire