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Activities in Westport


There are so many things to do near Westport we can guarantee you’ll never get bored. As a base for adventure, Westport has no equal in the country. It’s fast becoming known as “the adventure capital of Ireland”.

Most visitors want to climb Croagh Patrick but there are loads of other options, no matter what kind of activity you enjoy. From fishing to golf, horse riding to cycling, there’s tons to do in Westport. And, afterwards, there are a selection of leisure centres and spas to relax and unwind in before hitting the town for some food and nightlife.

Adventures on land

If you’re into adventure activities, but don’t want to get wet, you’ll still be spoiled for choice in Westport. Suitable for all the family, and provided in safely contained environments, you can while away some fun-packed hours while still enjoying the beautiful scenery that Westport offers. Other than the amazing walks near Westport, walking and cycling the Great Western Greenway has become incredibly popular.

Other activities you can choose from include: Archery, cycling, climbing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, hillwalking, Paint Balling and much more. Westport Woods Adventure Centre are local companies who can help you make the most of your time here, whatever adventures you want to explore.

Water sports in Clew Bay

Westport’s perfect position on the shores of Clew Bay means that there are literally hundreds of options for the water sports enthusiast. The sheer number of Blue Flag beaches around Clew Bay and beyond make finding the perfect spot a doddle. Surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and RIB tours are all just minutes away from Westport.

Family fun

Westport is an ideal family holiday destination. Whether you’re into the great outdoors or prefer to stay warm and toasty inside, you’ll find plenty to choose from. Within easy reach of the town you’ll find a wealth of beautiful blue flag beaches,  loop walksThe Great Western Greenwayhorse riding centers and loads of places to visit. In the town itself, there are a wide range of things to do, from the Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, to the Westport Skate Park and a number of playgrounds. Read more on fun for families here.

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