One of my favourite spots in Ireland is Strandhill, Co.Sligo. I come back there at least once a year regardeless the weather. It’s a perfect place for a weekend trip. The drive from Dublin is very pleasant and quick (2.5h). You can get here by train and bus as well.
Strandhill offers some of the best surfing in Europe. It’s a perfect place to start surfing, improve your surfing techniques and just surf if you are a pro. The waves never disappoint and the water is shallow enough for those who have even the slightest fear of the ocean.
There are a number of surf schools in the village of Strandhill for beginners:
You can rent your wetsuit and a board at the seafront as well – if you know what you are doing.
After a long days surfing go and grab some food and a beer in local bar. Great atmosphere guaranteed in The Strand.
Imagine relaxing in a luxurious steaming bath of fresh seawater and wild, organic seaweed… Tiredness, tension, aches and pains slip away. Single bath will cost you €25. 50 minutes of your personal heaven.
Located on Strandhill beachfront next to Shells Cafe. Voya also offer a wide range of other beauty and body treatments and products.
3. Grab lunch or coffee in Shells Cafe
You might have to queue to get a table at the weekend but it is soooo worth it. I go there for every lunch during my stay in Strandhill. You can sit outside and enjoy views of the sea or inside when the weather doesn’t allow. The place is run by South African and Irish couple, Jane and Myles. You can feel, taste and see their passion for good food and pretty things in everything they do. They are not afraid to experiment with the menu, they use local produce and they bring loads of inspiration from their travels. If that wasn’t enough, they have a tiny shop with loads of cute things to buy… so be careful. You shall be tempted!
Shells Cafe Story
All you need to know
- Camping – fantastic location and good facilities.
- Hostel – Surfnstay – they have deals on stays and surfing
- B&B – check www.booking.com
Post inspired by Brice Laurentin and the list by Brian C Kelly. Thank you lads:)