Activities & Wellness

Kissed by the Atlantic and hugged by a stunning landscape, Westport has so much to offer for anyone who loves to be in nature and the great outdoors.

Nature and Outdoors

Kissed by the Atlantic and hugged by a stunning landscape, Westport has so much to offer for anyone who loves to be in nature and the great outdoors.

Conquer Croagh Patrick, stroll along our sandy beaches, surf our waves, forage in our forests, fish our seas, ramble along our boreens and over our hills, be amazed by our wildlife and enchanted by our wildflowers. Discover the road less travelled and delve into ‘hidden Westport’, from scenic drives through jaw-dropping landscapes to out-of-the-way picnic spots and lesser-known beaches.

Beach Walks

Take a trip out to any one of the spectacular beaches. Breathe in the unpolluted salt air and let the sound of the Atlantic ocean roll over your senses, calming your mind and washing away busy thoughts. Bertra beach, Old Head, Carrownisky, Carramore, Mulranny and Silver Strand are all within a short drive from the town.

Old Head Cliffs

Head out to Old Head Beach, off the R335, near Louisburgh. Instead of heading to the big beach beside the car park, head left, to the other side of the pier. Walk over the smaller beach you’ll find there, and on the other side you’ll find an almost-hidden gateway that leads through an oak forest – the only Atlantic Oak woodland in Ireland that grows directly adjacent to the coast.

Clew Bay Bike Trail

The Clew Bay Bike Trail is a new bike and ferry route looping magical Clew Bay, curving around the coastline, incorporating both Clare Island and Achill Island. The trail primarily utilises the existing Great Western Greenway path, along with a section of segregated cycle path and some sections of the local road network. The trail offers a new and different way to see Clew Bay from every angle. New ferry sailings connect Clare Island and Achill Island (Cloughmore) on Wednesdays and at weekends for July and August.