Doonbeg (An Dún Beag) is a tiny seaside village 11km northeast of Kilkee. A Spanish Armada ship, the San Esteban, was wrecked on 20 September 1588 near the mouth of the River Doonbeg. The survivors were later executed at Spanish Point, near Miltown Malbay. It was one of many Spanish ships in the area to meet such a fate. Doonbeg offers some decent surfing for those who want to flee the Lahinch crowds, but there are no rental shops or surf schools based here.