Nagles Doolin

Ballaghaline, Doolin, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Set on the Atlantic coast at the edge of County Clare, this site is popular for its stunning coastline walks. Pitches are largely hardstanding and well-appointed with plenty of space to ensure outfits aren’t cramped, and there’s a shop to stock up on essentials.

Nearby Doolin has a range of shops, restaurants and pubs where a hearty meal and a pint of Guinness can be enjoyed along with traditional Irish music. Just a short walk away are the frequent ferries to the sparsely inhabited Aran islands.

There is plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of Ireland. The cliffs of Moher offer spectacular views of the coast and are home to many species of birds, making them ideal for walkers and ornithologists. The natural splendour of Doolin Cave is also within easy reach.

Around and About 

Doolin, Doolin pier, Cliffs of Moher, Moher Hill Open Farm, Lahinch Seaworld, The Aran Islands, Bunratty Castle, Golf, Pony trekking, Water sports, Walking/Cycle routes, Fishing, Caves.

Things to do on site ...

  • Games room
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Shop
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time - low: 9:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 9:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM

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From Ennis take the N85 towards Ennistimon, continue through the centre of Ennistimon (where the N85 changes to the N67). After 6.4miles/10.3km turn left onto the R478, continue on the R478 for 2.1miles/3.4km then turn right (SP Doolin). At the crossroads in Doolin turn left, then after 650m turn right following campsite signs, site will be on right in 1.3km From Galway take the N67 (which is narrow and winding in places but manageable for most outfits) in Lisdoonvarna turn right on the R478 then follow directions above.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
Co Clare
Region:
Republic of Ireland touring caravan sites
Distance to Calais: (kms)
1045
GPS:
Lat 53.01665 / Lon -9.40191
Michelin map no.
712

Transport links

  • Nearest port: Dublin (254 kms)

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Great site for the Cliffs of Moher

We stayed at Nagle’s Doolin for three nights in August and were offered the choice of any pitch. There were plenty of hardstandings with water, drainage and electric hook-up and immaculate grass adjacent to them. We chose one at the outer perimeter by a wall, as we thought it might be more sheltered there (it wasn’t!). We had a distant sea view, but for the best views you probably need to choose a grass pitch by the wall of the Doolin Pier car park. This is a busy site with lots of families. In the early evening the children’s play area is extremely popular, and children feel safe to cycle, scoot and skate all around the site. Showers cost €1 and are located in the main shower/toilet block - this is closed between 10pm and 7.30am, however there are some toilets available 24/7. The site is at Doolin Pier - ideal for ferry trips - and it is a fairly short walk to the old village, partly on pavement and partly along a busy and narrow country road. The road and village can get quite congested with traffic, including coaches and minibuses. The village is extremely pretty, and has quaint shops and cafes. We called in at Gus O’Connor’s pub a couple of times, and found it to be very friendly. The Cliffs of Moher are easily accessible to walk to, and offer stunning views. One day we walked over 7.5 miles from the campsite, along the cliffs and to the visitor centre, where we caught a shuttle bus (the ‘Paddywagon - a bright green minibus) back to Doolin - this cost €6 per person. Apparently there is also a bus service to and from the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre - this may be less frequent, and we heard that it cost €3.20 each way. The campsite WiFi is free but we found it to be intermittent. This is a good site with beautiful scenery. But be ready for rapid changes in weather - it was always wild and windy, but it went from sunny to dark grey skies / heavy rain (and back again) frequently and very quickly.
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Overall the best site we stopped at in Ireland

Stayed for 4 nights here and still left lots of things we could have done. Facilities excellent and site shop had any basics we were missing. Well laid out flat hardstandings with plenty of space between outfits. Short walk to ferry and a bit longer to the old village. Amazing views over the cliffs and wonderful night skies.

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Nagles of Doolin

Nagles caravan site is the best site that I have been on and I would recommend it to everyone including families, it is very well kept , the facilities are good and clean and the views are spectacular to the south with the cliffs of Moher and Doolin cave, then you have the ferries to go to the Aran islands. so folks if your in county Clare be sure to spend a night or tow at Nagles caravan park and go into Gus O' Connors pub in Doolin village you will get a really good pint of Guinness and an excellent meal at reasonable prices.

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Another pitch with a view

We stayed for four nights in September, I can imagine in the height of the summer it is packed. The site is immaculate and lovely views, the access through the village and surrounding roads is not brilliant for a large outfit especially when you happen to be there the same weekend as a Harley Davidson Festival in the village! The Pub is very lively and good music but the best thing is a visit to The Doolin Music House, that is a very special evening not to be missed.

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A bit disappointing

Our check in experience here was not very welcoming.The young man at reception queried whether we had paid in advance (we had booked through the Club's travel service) and when I produced our confirmation he queried the amount we had paid until he realised it was quoted in sterling not euros. He was then not particularly helpful in finding us a suitable pitch.  This is a fairly large site, rather impersonal site in a location exposed to the strong Atlantic winds which blew throughout most of our 4 night stay. It is clean and tidy with roomy, level hardstanding pitches and plenty of toilets and showers which were kept adequately clean. The whole site WiFi is a bit of a joke. The nearby beach is pebbles and rock and displays a sign stating that swimming there is very dangerous. To the rear of the site is rather barren moorland. Doolin itself is a quaint little village less than a mile away. It is a fairly easy walk there with a footpath for most of the way. My wife was able to use her mobility scooter. There are a few shops mainly selling souvenirs and wool products from the nearby Aran islands. There are 3 pubs, we visited the nearest on a Saturday evening when it was very busy but had a good atmosphere and plenty of American and German tourists. The site is in a convenient location for visiting this part of Ireland but not one that we will return to.

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