Dolphin Beach House near Clifden Connemara - Clifden Connemara Co. Galway

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Nestled just meters from the Atlantic Ocean with expansive views across the Bay, Dolphin Beach House is the perfect bolt-hole for those seeking to absorb the wilderness of Connemara.  The ideal base for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland. Just over an hour from Galway City, Dolphin Beach House truly is a hidden gem just waiting to be explored.
Dolphin Beach House is uniquely located on the Sky Road just outside the beautiful town of Clifden with the Atlantic Ocean at the bottom of the garden. Originally a Connemara homestead dating from the early 19th century, Dolphin Beach House has been extensively refurbished into a modern coastal home. Each of the six bedrooms has an exceptional view with all having been finished to exacting standards with high ceilings, wooden floors, modern bathrooms and underfloor heating. All six bedrooms can be set up as king/queen bedrooms and of these 5 of them can be split into two single beds in each room. All bedrooms are ensuite and the house can accommodate up to 12. Towels are provided for use in the house but we advise you bring along your own beach towels.
There are 14 acres of natural landscape surrounding the house and a small sandy cove a short walk through the gardens. Connemara quartz hill’s flank the back of the house and the Atlantic opens out in the front. Clifden town, bustling with pubs and restaurants is just 10 minute drive away on a typically Irish narrow road but there is an excellent taxi service available for night owls. The surrounding Connemara landscape is unparalleled in beauty with stunning white sandy beaches and vast empty landscapes of mountain and ocean.


Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland. This rugged terrain and unspoilt environment offer visitors a unique experience for all the senses. The people are warm, friendly and extend a warm Failte (welcome) which is sure to stay with you long after you leave.
In the evening enjoy our beautiful terrace after a day spent exploring the unspoilt countryside of Connemara.
Whether you enjoy a gentle pace or a more challenging hike across rugged mountain trails, Connemara offers it all. There are hidden byways, shorelines and beaches around every corner, just waiting to be explored.
One of the best way's to take advantage of this untamed landscape is by bicycle. You can enjoy the fresh Atlantic air amid the small stone walled fields, towering mountains and tranquil lakes. Rest and while away the evening by the fire in a country Pub or enjoy a meal in a local resaurant (we will be delighted to offer you recommendations).
Known as the capital of Connemara, one of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal regions on The Wild Atlantic Way, Clifden is a bustling tourist town.
While Clifden Castle and the Sky Road tend to get much of the attention, there are some breathtaking beaches near Clifden (many just a short spin away).
Explore some of Connemara's unspoilt, clear unpolluted beaches. Enjoy walking, swimming or relaxing on the beach.  An evening or sunset stroll on a beach in Connemara is among the most magical experience in the world and one not to be missed. Some beaches worth a visit in the area:
- Just off the Sky Road loop is Eyrephort Beach
- Omey Strand at Claddaghduff
- Travelling towards Roundstone, be sure to stop off at the famous Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Beach.
- The Ballyconneely area has wonderful beaches at every turn, no matter which road you take.
- The Coral Strand beach at Derrygimlagh which opens out onto Mannin Bay
- Or take a drive into Salthill (75km away)


Pets are welcome at an additional charge of €60 per stay and must be pre-booked with Dream Ireland.  This is payable onsite on arrival.
We allow ONE PET on request however we respectfully ask that:
The pet is house-trained 
The pet is not allowed in the bedrooms.
The owner must clean up after their pet on the grounds of the cottages - failure to do so may result in additional cleaning charges.
We respectfully ask that your dog is always kept on a leash while onsite.
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  • Linen Provided
  • Cooker
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Garden
  • Sea View
  • Patio Furniture
  • Patio Area
  • Private Terrace
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet Access
  • 4 ring hob
  • Sleeps 12 or more people
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating & Electricity included in rental price
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Parking Available
  • Barbecue
  • FREE wifi

Dolphin Beach House near Clifden

  • Property Type
    Detached House
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
    6 Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
    6 Bathrooms
  • Dream Ireland Rating
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