Located in the mid-point of the West Clare coastline, Spanish Point got its name in 1588 when many unfortunate ships of the Spanish Armada were sunk off the coast by a huge storm.
Along with the likes of Lahinch and Kilkee, Spanish Point enjoys a well-earned reputation as a surfing spot. Other activities in the area include a nine-hole golf course, which at 110 years, is one of the oldest in the country. References to the course can be found in the 1897 editions of the "Golfer's Guide" and the "Sportsman's Holiday Guide". As it overlooks the beach at Spanish Point, expect the Atlantic conditions to offer plenty of challenges over your round of golf!
You can also enjoy a range of water sports or take a look at the area via a helicopter ride. The beach at Spanish Point is very popular with families and surfers. If the weather permits, the beach will be a hive of activity with sun bathers and rock pool hunters taking up every space. As with all other beaches in County Clare there are no fees for hiring beds or chairs, just choose your spot and sit down!
There are modern hotels at both ends of the beach where you can stay, dine or relax with a local beverage. Seafood is a specialty in the the area and Milltown Malbay is just a short drive away.
This is a great place for a family holiday and holiday homes are readably available. There are many places to visit along the coast road including the Cliffs of Moher and Quilty.