The ten best campsites and caravans in Ireland


Ireland is known for its lush wilderness and beautiful nature offerings. Why not get a little closer to Ireland’s 40 Shades of Green on your Emerald Isle vacation while camping? Especially with the staycations which are likely to be all the rage this summer!

Here we have compiled a list of the top ten best camping and caravan sites in Ireland, as dictated by the ratings on DiscoverIreland.com.

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1. Lough Arrow Caravan and Camping Park – Riverstown, Co. Sligo

This scenic site on the shores of Lough Arrow and on the Co Roscommon border was included in the September 2010 edition of Practical Motorhome Magazine as the only site in Ireland listed in the “Great Sites For Indulgence” article. Comprehensive on-site amenities, as well as a bed and breakfast, merge comfort and the outdoors for any type of traveler.

2. The Anchor Caravan Park – Castlegregory, County Kerry

This campsite that stretches along the Dingle Peninsula will please its guests with stunning views and modern, family-friendly amenities.

3. The Trading Post Caravan and Camping Park – Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

The Trading Post Caravan & Camping Park is Wexford’s first private specialized Caravan & Camping Park, where the tourist has priority. Designed and developed for free spirits who love the less beaten path. Strategically located on the R741, 35km from Rosslare, 15 minutes from Wexford.

4. Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park – Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford

Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park is a four star tourist caravan, campsite and private mobile home site. Home to caravans, RVs and tents, Morriscastle stretches alongside gentle sand dunes with miles of beach to stroll and space for children to play and run in beautiful County Wexford, in Ireland.

5. Ballinacourty House Caravan and Camping Park – Glen of Aherlow, Co Tipperary

A quiet, unique and family-friendly park in the beautiful Glen of Aherlow. Its central location means it provides the perfect base for touring the whole of southern Ireland. A simple south-facing layout, set back from the road and surrounded by old stone walls; it is not overlooked, offering visitors magnificent views of the Galtee Mountains, Ireland’s largest inland mountain range.

6. Newtown Cove Caravan and Camping Park – Tramore, Co Waterford

The award-winning Newtown Cove Caravan and Camping Park is a quiet, family-friendly park, where management takes great care to ensure top-notch service. The park is located in a quiet rural setting about 2 km from the bustling seaside resort of Tramore. Newtown Cove is 300 yards from the park and is a great place to swim, fish, walk or just sit and look out over Tramore Bay.

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7. Eagle Point Campground – Ballillickey, County Cork

Eagle Point Camping offers upscale amenities and a relaxing base for touring the West Cork / South Kerry area. Due to the nature of the terrain at Eagle Point, the caravan sites are organized into multi-level terraces, overlooking the bay. Thus, the vast majority of sites have a view of the sea. The tent pitches extend along the peninsula – down to the water’s edge if desired. Most of the season, visitors can choose their location upon arrival.

8. Ocean Island Caravan and Camping Park – New Ross, Co Wexford

This part of County Wexford offers many attractions and activities, such as horse riding, pony trekking, fishing and swimming. 30 years of experience have prepared Ocean Island to offer everything one could want for their vacation. Many customers have become friendly faces, returning year after year.

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9. Barleycove Holiday Park – Skibbereen, County Cork

At Barleycove, campers will find breathtaking scenery and delightful walks. The holiday park has excellent four-star facilities to provide visitors with a pleasant stay. Recreational facilities on site include tennis courts, a playground and indoor / outdoor games.

10. Killarney Flesk Caravan & Camping – Killarney, County Kerry

Located at the start of the Kerry Way, there is a cycle and walking path leading directly from the caravan park to Killarney National Park and lakes allowing guests to enjoy Killarney’s beautiful forests, mountains and native deer. This site also has the closest caravan park to Killarney town center.


Sally J. Minick

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